Week 1 Top Performers: Carlson, Thornton, Huber, Mejeris, Shorts
MUNICH (Germany) - There were several standout individual performances on Gameday 1 of the FIBA Europe Cup 2021-22 Regular Season with Mike Carlson setting the early season-high in efficiency rating.
The American forward posted a value of 35 after putting up 29 points and 8 rebounds in an impressive 78-73 triumph for Heroes Den Bosch away at Benfica, in Lisbon, on Tuesday night.
There was a spot alongside Carlson in the frontcourt for Latvian forward Mareks Mejeris after a flawless shooting night involved a 7-of-7 display for 18 points along with 5 rebounds in a strong 106-84 victory for Parma-Parimatch over Opava.
Roi Huber led newcomers Hapoel Eilat to a maiden victory with 15 points and 10 assists as well as 3 steals in their 94-86 success at Rilski sportist, while TJ Shorts helped carry HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim to a 91-78 debut win over Bakken Bears with 24 points and 5 assists.
Marcus Thornton completes the lineup after firing in 28 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go with 8 assists and 2 blocks in a strong display to lead medi Bayreuth past Kapfenberg Bulls 100-70 on the road.