Last 16, Week 6 MVP: Jeremiah Massey, Lokomotiv-Kuban
One of the biggest stars in the 2011-12 Eurocup earned weekly MVP honors for the second time this season. Jeremiah Massey of Lokomotiv-Kuban led his team to a go-ahead 73-70 home win against Alba Berlin with a 37 performance index ranking.
Massey, who previously earned regular season Week 5 MVP honors, led Loko with 23 points on 4-of-7 shots from downtown. He added 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks and 7 fouls drawn for a 37 index. Lamayne Wilson of CEZ Nymburk also shined this week, leading his team to a critical road win against BCM Gravelines. Wilson had 22 points on 6-of-6 two-pointers, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal for a 31 index. Ronald Davis of Aris BSA 2003 had 19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 5 fouls drawn to amass a 28 index in a losing effort against BC Donetsk. A.J. Ogilvy of Valencia Basket (index 27) and Zoran Dragic of Krka Novo Mesto (26) complete the best individual performances in Last 16 Week 6.
Individual highs: Massey leads 4 categories!
Massey was also this week's top scorer with 23 points. His teammate Ali Traore was the Last 16 top scorer at 18 per night. Massey also led all rebounder by pulling down 12 against Alba and was also first in assists by dishing 6. Jonas Valanciunas of Lietuvos Rytas was the Last 16 rebounds champion at 9.33 per game. Yotam Halperin of Spartak St. Petersburg was the Last 16 assists leader at 5.75 per night. Davis had 4 steals to lead the weekly standings. Nando De Colo of Valencia Basket and Kyle Weaver of Alba Berlin each averaged 2.33 per night to lead the Last 16 standings. Massey and Slava Kravtsov of BC Donetsk each had 3 blocks in Last 16 Week 6. Valanciunas was the 2011-12 Eurocup Last 16's best shot blocker at 2.2 per game. Massey and Bryce Taylor of Alba Berlin — 18 points, 11 rebounds — were the only players to register a double-double this week.