7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season - Round 13 MVP: Mathias Lessort, Partizan NIS BelgradeA great performance in a winning effort allowed Mathias Lessort of Partizan NIS Belgrade to earn the MVP honor for Round 13 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season. Lessort, a defending EuroCup champion and All-EuroCup First Team selection with AS Monaco last season, led Partizan to a 95-70 home win against MoraBanc Andorra with a performance index rating of 32. Lessort finished the game with 18 points on 7-for-10 two-point and 4-for-4 free-throw shooting. He added 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 fouls drawn to reach that PIR of 32, the highest for all winning players in this round. It is his second nomination as MVP of the Round after Lessort previously earned the award for Game 2 of last season’s quarterfinals. Jaron Blossomgame of ratiopharm Ulm had the highest PIR in Round 13, 39, but his team lost 96-104 to visiting Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana. Blossomgame scored 29 points on 8-for-9 two-point and 4-for-5 three-point accuracy. He added 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 3 fouls drawn for a PIR of 39. Next, with a PIR of 30, was veteran center Ante Tomic, who led Joventut Bdalona to a 69-78 road victory against Turk Telekom Ankara. He made 9 of 11 two point shots to finish the game with 19 points to go with 5 rebounds, 6 assists and a block. Semaj Christon, also of Ulm, compiled 28 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals for a PIR of 29 against Cedevita. Will Cummings of Boulogne Metropolitans 92, with a PIR of 26, completed the top performances in Round 13.
Individual highs: Simon Birgander, Joventut, 3 blocks
Jaron Blossongame of ratiopharm Ulm was this round's top scorer, getting 29 points in a losing effort against Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana. Errick McCollum of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar remains as the competition's top scorer at 22.3 points per game. Round 13 MVP Mathias Lessort of Partizan NIS Belgrade led all rebounders by pulling down 12 against MoraBanc Andorra. Kerem Kanter of Slask Wroclaw is currently atop the rebounds table at 8.7 per night. Alessandro Pajola of Virtus Segafredo Bologna and Guillem Vives of Joventut Badalona had 9 assists each in Round 13. Milos Teodosic of Virtus leads the assists table at 8.1 per game. Kevarrius Hayes of Frutti Extra Bursaspor collected 4 steals, more than anybody else, in this round. His teammate Derek Needham is first overall at 2.0 per game. Simon Birgander of Joventut had 3 blocks against Turk Telekom Ankara to lead the weekly standings. Octavius Ellis of Turk Telekom ranks first in blocks at 1.6 per night. Lessort – 18 points, 12 rebounds – was the only player to register a double-double in Round 12.