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Stats leaders: Which players topped the charts in the Regular Season?

MUNICH (Germany) - It was a fiercely competitive Regular Season, where leaders shone through as the majority of the spots were determined in the final games.

With the Second Round on the horizon, we take a look back on the standout individual performers across the different stats categories.

Efficiency: Eddie Ekiyor (Sporting CP)

Ekiyor has been in sublime form for Sporting during the Regular Reason, leading the way with an efficiency rating of 28. He has been the driving force in securing his side's qualification into the Second Round with his free-flowing scoring and underrated defensive play. 

Another player that stood out, particularly in the latter stages of the Regular Season was Itelyum Varese's Olivier Hanlan, who showcased his all-around prowess to power the Italian side to the next phase.

Keravnos' Travis Taylor impressed with an overall rating of 23.7 with Bahcesehir College forward Jerry Boutsiele solid with his mid-range game and composure under the basket in fourth spot, while KB Peja's Justin Davis and Erick Neal of CSM CSU Oradea could not be separated.   

  Player Team Games EFFPG
1 Eddie Ekiyor Sporting CP 3 28.0
2 Olivier Hanlan Itelyum Varese 5 24.6
3. Travis Taylor Keravnos BC 6 23.7
4. Jerry Boutsiele Bahcesehir College 6 22.8
5. Erick Neal CSM CSU Oradea 6 21.2
= Justin Davis KB Peja 6 21.2

Points: Eddie Ekiyor (Sporting CP)

Ekiyor also averaged 23.3 points across his three appearances for Sporting to top the scoring charts with a best of 28 points coming against Arconic-Alba Fehervar.

Completing the Sporting top two is Marcus LoVett who averaged 23 points a game in three games played. The point guard had himself two 20+ point games in the Regular Season,  scoring 69 points overall.

Sporting's neighbors, FC Porto are also through to the Second Round, thanks to Anthony Barber's scoring contribution, as the American averaged 22.2 points with the second-highest scoring performance so far -  going for 33 points against Bakken Bears. 

Rounding out the top five are Legia Warszawa's Christian Vital and KB Peja's Jay Jay Chandler, who both averaged 21+ points.

  Player Team Games PPG
1. Eddie Ekiyor Sporting CP 3 23.3
2. Marcus LoVett Sporting CP 3 23.0
3. Anthony Barber FC Porto 6 22.2
4. Christian Vital Legia Warszawa 5 21.4
5. Jay Jay Chandler KB Peja 6 21.0

Rebounds: Travis Taylor (Keravnos BC)

A regular on top of the FIBA Europe Cup rebounding charts is once again at the summit with Taylor dominating, averaging a monster 14.2 boards per game for Keravnos BC.

Sitting amongst the top five in the competition's all-time rebounding leaderboard, Taylor broke the tournament's all-time rebounding haul with 21 against Itelyum Varese, pulling down 107 overall.

The top five also features Arconic-Alba Fehervar's James Dickey, who averages 12.0 boards per game, with Urald King, Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl Johan Lips all grabbing at least 10 rebounds.

  Player Team Games RPG
1. Travis Taylor Keravnos BC 6 14.2
2. James Dickey Arconic-Alba Fehervar 4 12.0
3.  Urald King KB Peja 3 10.7
4. Willie Cauley-Stein Itelyum Varese 5 10.4
5. Karl Johan Lips Balkan Botevgrad 4 10.0

Assists: Olivier Hanlan (Itelyum Varese)

Hanlan has not just been the leading playmaker for Varese, but the leader in the competition. Making another appearance in the Regular Season statistics, the 30-year-old averaged 9.0 assists in five games with a season-high of 16 in a win against Keravnos BC.

Oradea's Erick Neal and Lee Moore of Heroes Den Bosch both dished out 8+ assists to make up the top three. Devin Harris of Balkan Botevgrad and LoVett of Sporting round up the top five with an average of 7.8 and 7.3 per game, respectively.

  Player Team Games APG
1. Olivier Hanlan Itelyum Varese 5 9.0
2. Erick Neal CSM CSU Oradea 6 8.8
3. Lee Moore Heroes Den Bosch 4 8.0
4. Devin Harris Balkan Botevgrad 4 7.8
5. Marcus LoVett Sporting CP 3 7.3

Steals: Ron Curry (Sporting CP)

Curry became the Regular Season's leader in steals with a massive 3.5 takeaways for Sporting CP as he proved to be a menace with his quick hands and patient defensive play.

Very close behind Curry is Surne Bilbao Basket's Xavi Rabaseda, who helped his side to an unbeaten campaign so far after six games, with an average of 3.3 steals.

Justin Davis and Rati Andronikashvili both averaged 3 steals per game, with Taveion Hollingsworth, Travis Taylor - who makes another appearance in the Regular Season leaderboard - and Corin Henry making up a stacked list.

  Player Team Games SPG
1. Ron Curry Sporting CP 4 3.5
2.  Xavi Rabaseda Surne Bilbao Basket 6 3.3
3. Justin Davis KB Peja 6 3.0
= Rati Andronikashvili BC TSU Tbilisi 6 3.0
5. Taveion Holingsworth Petrolina AEK 6 2.5
Travis Taylor Keravnos BC 6 2.5
Corin Henry BC Sabah 4 2.5

Blocks: Wesley Gordon (PGE Spojnia Stargard)

Wesley Gordon protected the paint and denied entry to any player who dare enter his lane during the Regular Season. Recording a tournament-best 6 blocks against KB Peja, the 29-year-old American averaged 3.0 per game to easily lead the way.

Gordon's closest rival was fellow American Michael Hughes of Jonava CBet, who swatted away shots like flies at 2.3 per outing. Hughes is sandwiched between two PGE Spojnia Stargard players, making up the top three with Adam Lapeta averaging 1.7 blocks per game during the Regular Season.

Jito Kok of Heroes Den Bosch, Aleksandar Langovic of PGE Spojnia Stargard and Aaron Wheeler of Patrioti Levice all averaged 1.5 blocks per contest.  

  Player Team Games BPG
1. Wesley Gordon PGE Spojnia Stargard 6 3.0
2. Michael Hughes Jonava CBet 6 2.3
3. Adam Lapeta PGE Spojnia Stargard 6 1.7
4. Jito Kok Heroes Den Bosch 6 1.5
= Aleksandar Langovic PGE Spojnia Stargard 6 1.5
= Aaron Wheeler Patrioti Levice 6 1.5