Roberson shatters two FIBA Europe Cup records in Zagreb
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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.

The previous FIBA Europe Cup scoring record belonged to SL Benfica big man Ivica Radic, who had amassed 38 points against Sopron last season.

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.