24 Evan Bruinsma | Photo: Erwin Otten
16/11/2017
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Donar Groningen big man Bruinsma collects Top Performer honors

MUNICH (FIBA Europe Cup) - Donar Groningen power forward Evan Bruinsma marked Wednesday's big victory against Bosna with a dominant individual display to snatch up the Top Performer honors.

The 25-year-old American big man scored 34 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, registered 3 blocks and came away with a couple of assists, as the Dutch side triumphed 94-56 at the MartiniPlaza.

Having knocked down 13-of-18 attempts from the field, including four three-pointers, Bruinsma collected an efficiency of 40, the third-best mark in the FIBA Europe Cup this season.

David Kravish of Tsmoki-Minsk earned a spot on the Team of the Week with an 18-point and 14-rebound double-double in an 83-65 win over Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya, spiced up with 4 assists, 2 steals and a block.

Alexandr Zakharov had a career night for Nizhny Novgorod, going 12-of-17 from the field for 30 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in a 95-70 walkover against Karposh Sokoli.

The 24-year-old forward had collected just 15 points and 8 rebounds in his four previous FIBA Europe Cup games combined this season.

Meanwhile, Bakken Bears star DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell and Kendrick Perry of Szolnoki Olaj ended up among the Top Performers for the second consecutive week.

Akoon-Purcell put together 29 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals to lead the Danish champions to a 108-95 win over SL Benfica, while Perry had 25 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in an 89-79 fixture against Falco Vulcano.

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