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Ricky Hickman Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 1

Ricky Hickman of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv was named MVP for Playoffs Game 1 with a performance index rating of 36 in his come-from-behind, overtime 101-99 road win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.

Hickman had a near-perfect shooting night, hitting 3-of-3 three-point shots and all of his nine free throw tries on the way to 26 points. He scored 14 of those points in the game's last 7 minutes; the final 2 minutes of the fourth quarter - when Maccabi erased an 84-72 deficit - and overtime. He added four rebounds, a steal, three assists and 10 fouls drawn.

With the highest index rating of Game 1, Hickman earned the second weekly MVP honor of his career, after having done so in last season's Top 16 Round 3. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Justin Dentmon Named Euroleague MVP For Top-16, Round 14

Justin Dentmon of Zalgiris Kaunas has been named Euroleague MVP for Top-16, Round 14 for his performance in their 87-80 win over Real Madrid.

Dentmon had 36 points along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Dentmon shot 7-for-11 from three-point range.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for March.

Tomic ended as the Euroleague’s best per-minute performer last month, with a prorated average index rating of 38.5 over 40 minutes.

Tomic had averages of 21 in performance rating, third-best among all Euroleague players, 14 points (ninth-best) and 8 rebounds (fourth-best).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Derrick Brown Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12

Derrick Brown has been named Euroleague MVP for Top 16, Round 12 for his performance in Lokomotiv’s 84-73 win over Partizan NIS Belgrade.  

Brown had 18 points, making 6 of 6 two-point shots, and 6 of 8 from the foul line. Brown also had a career-high seven assists, along with five rebounds, three steals, one block and drew six fouls, adding up to a performance index rating of 34, which was the best of any player this week. 

Via RealGM Staff Report
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