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Which players did it best in each stats category during the Regular Season?

MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season is complete, which means it's time to recognize the players who have been the most consistent performers across a number of different stats categories.

Some spectacular individual displays helped set up a thrilling conclusion to the Regular Season with 16 teams now left in the competition heading into the Second Round.

Here's a look at each of the main stats categories from the last six weeks of action:

Efficiency: Ousman Krubally (Keravnos BC)

The Keravnos big man’s presence at the top of the efficiency list shouldn't surprise anyone. Krubally is way ahead of his next closest competition - Miha Lapornik - and was particularly dominant in the first month of the Regular Season as the MVP for October.

Krubally is averaging a double-double on the season with his best performance so far coming in the first game of the season, when he dropped 20 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks on Opava, while playing every minute of the game. In fact, he'd play 40 or more minutes three times in the Regular Season, including 45 minutes in his side’s overtime battle against BC Balkan. 

  Player Team Games EFFPG
1. Ousman Krubally Keravnos BC 6 27.8
2. Miha Lapornik Patrioti Levice 6 22.0
3. Jaye Crockett Karhu Basket 6 21.7
4. Deondre Burns Keravnos BC 6 21.5
5. Jaren Lewis HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim 6 20.8

Points: Miha Lapornik (Patrioti Levice)

The Slovenian guard is averaging 22.3 points per game, doing most of his damage from long-range with 50-percent accuracy including 19 makes in the final three games.

Lapornik's best performance should be fresh in mind, as his top scoring performance saw him put up 37 points in a must-win game for Patrioti Levice against Opava to clinch qualification. He shot 8-of-11 from three in that game, plus 11-of-12 on free throws and picked up the MVP award for November.

  Player Team Games PPG
1. Miha Lapornik Patrioti Levice 6 22.3
2. Deondre Burns  Keravnos BC 6 20.7
3.  Ousman Krubally Keravnos BC  6 19.2
4. Perry Ellis Cholet Basket 5 19.2
5. Derrick Fenner Sporting CP   6 18.5

Rebounds: Ousman Krubally (Keravnos BC)

Here he is again. The American-Gambian forward also ran away with the rebounding category in the Regular Season as Krubally averaged 12.3 rebounds per game - comfortably ahead of his next closest competitor in Jaren Lewis. 

The peak of the big man's rebounding performance thus far came when he grabbed 17 rebounds in 45 minutes of the aforementioned overtime action against Balkan earlier this season.

  Player Team Games RPG
1. Ousman Krubally Keravnos BC 6 12.3
2. Jaren Lewis HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim  6 9.3
 3. Chris-Ebou Ndow Heroes Den Bosch 6 8.7
4. Jaye Crockett Karhu Basket 6 8.0
5. Calvin Godfrey BC Balkan 6 7.8

Assists: Arnas Velicka (Niners Chemnitz)

The Lithuanian guard found himself in a tough battle for the Regular Season assist crown with Opava’s Jakub Sirina, but Velicka had the edge with a total of 47 across six games.

The 22-year-old had two games with 10+ assists - coming one after the other - with Velicka one of four players to do so with Codi Miller-Mcintyre handing out double figures in assists on three separate occasions for Gaziantep.

  Player Team Games APG
1. Arnas Velicka Niners Chemnitz 6 7.8
2. Jakub Sirina Opava 6 7.5
3. Erick Neal CSM CSU Oradea 6 7.2
4. Codi Miller-Mcintyre Gaziantep 5 7.0
5. Giordan Watson SCMU Craiova 6 6.3

Steals: Kamil Laczynski (Anwil Wloclawek)

Anwil is no doubt happy to have the quick hands of Laczynski on their side - with 3.3 steals per game enough to comfortably beat out even a well-known defensive master like Archie Goodwin.

The Polish guard's season-high in steals so far came against Egis Kormend, when he recorded an amazing 8 takeaways on his way tot a total of 20 in the Regular Season.

  Player Team Games SPG
1. Kamil Laczynski Anwil Wloclawek 6 3.3
2-3. Archie Goodwin Budivelnyk Kyiv 6 2.7
  Anthony Hickey Hapoel B-Cure Laser Haifa 6 2.7
4-5. Wendell Mitchell Egis Kormend 6 2.5
  Erick Neal CSM CSU Oradea 6 2.5

Blocks: Chris Harris (Golden Eagle Ylli)

Back at the University of Houston, Harris was known as 'The Minister of Defense' and his reputation seems to be fully intact in FIBA Europe Cup, as he led the Regular Season in blocks  with 2.5 per game - no one else came close to those numbers with Deshawn Freeman and John Egbunu tying for a distant second place.

Harris' best effort of the season came at home against Brose Bamberg as he swatted 4 shots. Unfortunately, this is where Harris and Golden Eagle's FIBA Europe Cup season comes to an end - besides their big road upset win over Brose Bamberg, they didn't manage any more wins in the competition. 

  Player Team Games BPG
1. Chris Harris Golden Eagle Ylli 6 2.5
2. Deshawn Freeman Patrioti Levice 6 1.5
3.  John Egbunu Gaziantep 4 1.5
4. Calvin Godfrey BC Balkan 6 1.3
5. Adam Ramstedt Norrkoping Dolphins 5 1.2