FENERBAHCE ULKER ISTANBUL
Fenerbahce Ulker is ranked last in the league in rebounding (28.6 rpg.).
Bojan Bogdanovic has scored in double figures in eight straight and 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games. He is the Top 16’s leading scorer with 21.7 points per game.
Bogdanovic’s streak of free throws made came to an end last week at 36. It was the longest such streak in the Euroleague this season.
Mike Batiste has made 10 straight free throws in Euroleague games.
Batiste is 21 points behind former CSKA great J.R. Holden for fifth place on the competition’s career scoring charts. Batiste enters the week with 2,365 career points.
Uros Tripkovic has made his last 14 free throws in Euroleague action.
Tripkovic is 3 three-pointers away from tying former Unicaja teammate Berni Rodriguez for 25th place on the Euroleague’s career list of three-pointers made.
Bo McCalebb has at least 1 steal in eight straight Euroleague games.
McCalebb needs 39 more points to reach 1,000 for his Euroleague career.
Romain Sato finished the 2005-06 season with Barcelona. He joined the team for the Spanish League playoffs and played alongside Juan Carlos Navarro and Victor Sada.
David Andersen spent the 2008-09 season with FC Barcelona. He helped the team reach the Euroleague Final Four in Berlin and win the Spanish League championship. Among the current Barcelona players he teamed with are Juan Carlos Navarro and Victor Sada.
Andersen has averaged 16.3 points on 55.2% two-point and 57.1% three-point shooting over the past three games, up from 7.8 points on 44.7% two-point and 40.7% three-point shooting for the season.
FC BARCELONA REGAL
FC Barcelona Regal leads the Euroleague in defense with 67.1 points allowed per game.
Sarunas Jasikevicius has made 21 straight free throws in Euroleague action. He is the competition’s career leader in free throw percentage at 92.09%.
Jasikevicius joined Fenerbahce Ulker midway through the 2010-11 season and helped the club win the Turkish League title. He was a teammate there of current Fener players Omer Onan, Emir Preldzic, Oguz Savas and Kaya Peker.
Jasikevicius is 24 points behind Gianluca Basile for 10th place on the competition’s career scoring charts. Saras enters this week’s game with 2,139 points in his 11 seasons in the Euroleague.
Saras scored a season-high 14 points in last week’s victory at Maccabi.
Marcelinho Huertas has made 14 straight free throws in Euroleague action.
Ante Tomic has scored in double figures in eight straight Euroleague games. He is ranked third in the Top 16 in performance index rating (20.7 per game), rebounds (6.9 rpg.) and field goal shooting percentage (69.79%), sixth in scoring (15.3 ppg.) and ninth in blocks (1.1 bpg.).
Tomic was the Top 16 Game 1 MVP after tallying 12 points with just 1 missed shot, plus 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks for a performance index rating of 27 in a 100-78 victory over Fenerbahce Ulker.
Pete Mickeal scored a career-high 26 points in leading Barcelona to a 59-82 drubbing of Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul on opening night in the 2009-10 season.