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Stat leaders: Which players stood out in the Second Round?

 MUNICH (Germany) - As we prepare for the FIBA Europe Cup Quarter-Finals, so far the action has been intense and there have been many players that have stood out in many different ways.

Here is the list of those who have stood tall and sit on the summit of their respective categories from the Second Round. 

Efficiency: Christian Vital (Legia Warszawa)

Vital will aim to keep his strong momentum going in the Play-Offs, as his solid averages across the statsheet not only landed him the MVP award for January and February, but also gave him a rating of 25.8.

Bahcesehir College teammates Phil Scrubb and Tyler Cavanaugh are second and third on the list, with efficiency ratings of 23.8 and 21.2, respectively having guided the Turkish outfit to a perfect 6-0 in the Second Round. DeAndre Lansdowne of NINERS Chemnitz and FC Porto's Cleveland Melvin round off the list.

  Player Team Games EFFPG
1 Christian Vital Legia Warszawa 6 25.8
2 Phil Scrubb Bahcesehir College 6 23.8
3. Tyler Cavanaugh Bahcesehir College 6 21.2
4. DeAndre Lansdowne NINERS Chemnitz 5 20.8
5. Cleveland Melvin FC Porto 6 19.8

Points: Christian Vital (Legia Warszawa)

A pivotal factor in Legia Warszawa's success to this point with his many scoring outbursts, it doesn't come as a big surprise that Vital leads all in points.

The American is shooting 49.2 percent from the floor, which includes going 43.3 percent from three-point land and had three 30-plus point games in the Second Round - averaging 25 points per game.

Despite coming up short of a space in the Quarter-Finals, ZZ Leiden's Tajion Jones had a fantastic Second Round; averaging 18.7 points to lead the way for his team in a feat equalled by Marcus LoVett of Sporting CP. 

FC Porto's Anthony Barber averaged 18.3 points per game with Lansdowne just behind at 18.2 as the only player in the top five that didn't play all six games.

  Player Team Games PPG
1. Christian Vital Legia Warszawa 6 25.0
2. Tajion Jones ZZ Leiden 6 18.7
= Marcus LoVett Sporting CP 6 18.7
4. Cleveland Melvin FC Porto 6 18.3
5. DeAndre Lansdowne NINERS Chemnitz 5 18.2

Rebounds: Yordan Minchev (Balkan Botevgrad)

It might have been a Second Round to forget for Balkan Botevgrad, but Minchev was a beast under the boards for the Bulgarian side, pulling down 8.3 rebounds per game in just four appearances.

Close behind was Sukhmail Mathon of ERA Nymburk, as he averaged 8.0 rebounds a contest with Minchev's teammate Jonas Zohore pulling down 7.7 boards.

Bahcesehir College duo Jerry Boutsiele and Cavanaugh both grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game during the Second Round with Strahinja Micovic of Jonava CBet making up the top five alongside them.

  Player Team Games RPG
1. Yordan Minchev Balkan Botevgrad 4 8.3
2. Sukhmail Mathon ERA Nymburk 6 8.0
3.  Jonas Zohore Balkan Botevgrad 3 7.7
4. Jerry Boutsiele Bahcesehir College 6 7.3
= Tyler Cavanaugh Bahcesehir College 6 7.3
= Strahinja Micovic Jonava CBet 6 7.3

Assists: Kaza Kajami-Keane (NINERS Chemnitz)

The overall consistency of Kajami-Keane's numbers this season has been incredible. The 30-year-old Canadian has been a magician with the ball as his unselfish playmaking sees him average 7.8 dimes per game.

Erick Neal has been a master distributor for CSM CSU Oradea, dishing out 7.2 assists a contest with Marjin Ververs, Michael Stockton and Alex Renfroe all averaging 6.8 in different number of games played. 

  Player Team Games APG
1. Kaza Kajami-Keane NINERS Chemnitz 4 7.8
2. Erick Neal CSM CSU Oradea 5 7.2
3. Marijn Ververs ZZ Leiden 6 6.8
4. Michael Stockton BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 5 6.8
5. Alex Renfroe Surne Bilbao Basket 4 6.8

Steals: Tanner Omlid (FC Porto)

Omlid's 7 steals in Porto's Second Round decider against BG Gottingen propels him to the top of the leaderboard for steals. The 30-year-old's third game of the season with 7 steals gives him an average of 3.8 takeaways a contest.

Alongside his scoring prowess, Vital was second with 3.3 steals per game with Sporting CP teammates Ron Curry and Marcus LoVett deadlocked at 2.3.

Daron Russell of Manisa BBSK and Casademont Zaragoza's Santi Yusta make up the top five, also with 2.3 steals a contest having played fewer games.

  Player Team Games SPG
1. Tanner Omlid FC Porto 6 3.8
2.  Christian Vital Legia Warszawa 6 3.3
3. Ron Curry Sporting CP 6 2.3
= Marcus LoVett Sporting CP 6 2.3
5. Daron Russell Manisa BBSK 4 2.3
Santi Yusta Casademont Zaragoza 4 2.3

Blocks: Skylar Spencer (Itelyum Varese)

Spencer made the painted area his own during the Second Round, standing head and shoulders above all. In just four games, he swatted shots like flies averaging 2.0 blocks per game.

Mitchell Watt sent back shots at a rate of 1.4 per game with Alex Gross of ZZ Leiden close behind at 1.3. Thomas Bell, Aric Holman, Tanner Omlid and Emanuel Terry round out the list with1.2 blocks per outing across their six appearances.

  Player Team Games BPG
1. Skylar Spencer Itelyum Varese 4 2.0
2. Mitchell Watt Casademont Zaragoza 5 1.4
3. Alex Gross ZZ Leiden 6 1.3
4. Thomas Bell ERA Nymburk 6 1.2
= Aric Holman Legia Warszawa 6 1.2
= Tanner Omlid FC Porto 6 1.2
= Emanuel Terry Manisa BBSK 6 1.2