44 Arvin Slagter, 14 Thomas Koenis | Photo: Erwin Otten
11/01/2018
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Koenis earns Top Performer honors with lights-out display

MUNICH (FIBA Europe Cup) - Thomas Koenis of Donar Groningen produced one of the most impressive games of the season in the FIBA Europe Cup, claiming the Top Performer honors with a lights-out shooting display on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Dutch center did not miss a shot, knocking down seven three-pointers en route to 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a 109-69 blowout win over Keravnos.

Having finished the contest with a perfect 9-of-9 shooting from the field, Koenis amassed an efficiency index of 36, which was the best mark in the competition by quite some margin.

His teammate Brandyn Curry also earned a place on the Team of the Week after finally breaking out of a shooting slump with five long-range makes and finishing the contest with 22 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds.

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell confirmed his status as one of the brightest stars of the FIBA Europe Cup season by carrying the Bakken Bears to a 93-92 triumph over Mornar Bar with a decisive last-second basket in overtime.

The game-winning cherry on top of the cake completed an incredible 25-point, 9-rebound, 8-assist and 2-steal line in the boxscore and allowed him to move in to a shared top spot in the scoring leaderboard alongside Mohamed Abukar.

Elsewhere, Ivan Buva had another strong performance for Istanbul BBSK in an 82-79 come-from-behind win against Nizhny Novgorod, posting a 26-point and 13-board double-double.

The big man proved to be an unsolvable mystery for the Russian side inside the paint, setting a personal record in free-throws attempted after going 12-of-13 from the stripe.

Belfius Mons-Hainaut guard Christopher Jones was the only player to make the Team of the Week in a losing effort, collecting 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in an 85-81 defeat against U-BT Cluj-Napoca.

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