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Taylor moves into second on all-time FIBA Europe Cup assists chart

MUNICH (Germany) - Tony Taylor became just the second player to reach the milestone of 250 assists in FIBA Europe Cup history after achieving the feat during the first leg of the Finals.

The experienced guard matched his season-high of 7 assists - as Bahcesehir College were beaten 85-74 by NINERS Chemnitz in Germany - and moved past Giordan Watson and John Roberson on the all-time leaderboard in the process.

Taylor is averaging 4.8 assists per game in the current campaign, in what is his fourth season in the competition having previously played for Enisey and Pinar Karsiyaka.

The 33-year-old now only trails Trae Golden - who also played for Bahcesehir in 2020 - with his compatriot registering a competition best of 298 assists in 51 appearances.

1. Trae Golden  298 51 5.8 APG
2. Tony Taylor  250 62 4.0 APG
3. Giordan Watson  248 53 4.7 APG
4. John Roberson 247 44 5.6 APG
5. Adama Darboe 229 60 3.8 APG

Taylor also moved into fourth spot on the all-time FIBA Europe Cup scoring list with a current total of 741 points - with Michel Diouf (995), Darko Jukic (938) and Golden (897) occupying the top three.

Elsewhere, Bahcesehir teammate Axel Bouteille is 14 points away from climbing into the top 10 in scoring with 579 points, while NINERS sharpshooter Wesley Van Beck needs 16 points in the second leg to join the 500-point club.