Roberson shatters two FIBA Europe Cup records in Zagreb
ZAGREB (FIBA Europe Cup) - Elan Chalon point guard John Roberson inscribed his name in the history books by setting two FIBA Europe Cup all-time records in a memorable Quarter-Final road game against Cibona Zagreb at the Drazen Petrovic Basketball Hall.
The 28-year-old American playmaker knocked down 10 of his 11 attempts from beyond the three-point arc en route to a 39-point performance for the French side in the Croatian capital, breaking the league's single game scoring record and setting a new all-time high in three-pointers made.
Roberson had a remarkably efficient night, making 12-of-17 shots from the field and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. However, he also found opportunities to get his teammates involved, adding 5 assists.
Elan Chalon couldn't come up with the cherry to top the extraordinary individual display, being bested 87-85 by Cibona in the first leg of the tie, and will need to win by three points or more in Chalon-sur-Saone to advance to the Semi-Finals.
Meanwhile, no one had scored more than eight three-pointers in a single game, with the best mark belonging to five players – Toni Bizaca, Andrew Barham, Devonte Newbill, Brady Heslip, Thaddus McFadden.
In his second season with the French club, Roberson has had an outstanding international campaign, averaging 18.4 points on 56% shooting from the field, 2.7 rebounds and 6.7 per game in FIBA Europe Cup this season.