Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya big man Adrien snatches up Top Performer honors
MUNICH (FIBA Europe Cup) - An unstoppable double-double in the first game of the season paved the way for Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya big man Jeff Adrien to headline the Top Performers in the opening week of FIBA Europe Cup action.
He also added a couple of assists and blocked a shot, while converting on a sublime 12-of-15 attempts from the field, finishing with a total efficiency ranking of 38.
"Everybody played collectively, we had 23 assists as a team - that usually doesn't happen in a game, but it happened tonight. I am very happy that we made it, but it was only the first game. I am sure difficult games are waiting for us in the next rounds too," said Adrien after a memorable performance.
Elsewhere, Telenet Antwerp Giants guard Tyler Kalinoski helped his team to a win and earned a Top Performers appearance right out of the gate by collecting 19 points, 6 assists and 2 steals against Bosna on the road in Sarajevo.
Meanwhile, the Hungarian rising star Zoltan Perl almost singlehandedly carried Falco Vulcano to an overtime win against Nizhny Novgorod. The 22-year-old scored 24 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished out 5 assists, but it wasn't enough for a victory.