Round 4 MVP: Mike James, AS Monaco, Sasha Vezenkov, Olympiacos Piraeus, Nicolo Melli, EA7 Emporio
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season - Round 4 MVP: Mike James, AS Monaco, Sasha Vezenkov, Olympiacos Piraeus, Nicolo Melli, EA7 Emporio Armani MilanThree players in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague earned MVP honors in Round 4, as Mike James of AS Monaco and Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus joined Nicolo Melli of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in achieving a PIR of 29. Melli was the player to catch after he finished with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block and 4 fouls drawn in Milan's 81-83 victory against FC Bayern Munich on Thursday night. One day later, James responded with 27 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 12 fouls drawn during Monaco's 80-83 triumph over Panathinaikos Athens at OAKA Altion. Then, in Friday's 20:30 CET game, Vezenkov helped maintain Olympiacos's unbeaten run with 26 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal and 3 fouls drawn in the Reds' 92-97 win on the road against Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Two players have had to share fourth place, as Bayern's Cassius Winston and Panathinaikos's Derrick Williams had PIRs of 28. Both of their teams came up short, losing to Milan and Monaco, respectively. Winston had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 fouls drawn in Bayern's defeat, while Williams recorded 28 points, 6 rebounds, 5 of which were on the offensive end, 1 assist and 6 fouls drawn for Panathinaikos.
Individual highs: Koumadje, ALBA, 6 blocks
Derrick Williams of Panathinaikos may have narrowly missed out on sharing the Round 4 MVP award, but he did score the highest number of points in this round with 28. Two players of varying sizes, the 2.01-meter Will Clyburn of Anadolu Efes Istanbul and the 2.21-meter Youssoupha Fall of LCLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, grabbed a round-high 11 rebounds for their respective teams. There was another tie when it came to assists, as Vasilije Micic of Efes and Kevin Pangos of Milan dished 11 assists in their teams' Round 4 victories. One player who stepped up defensively for Monaco against Panathinaikos was Jordan Loyd, as he had 4 steals in his team's victory. Then, Christ Koumadje recorded the most blocks by any player in the EuroLeague so far this season with 6 during ALBA Berlin's 78-74 loss to Efes.