Tribute to the Champs: Rodrigue Beaubois

Jun 23, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Rodrigue Beaubois

Rodrigue Beaubois has been at the core of the three-year project that brought Anadolu Efes Istanbul from the bottom of the standings to the top of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. This season was Beaubois's finest with the club; he averaged 10.6 points while joining the 50-40-90 club. He set a career high by making 49.3% of his three-point shots.

Beaubois's best game of the season came when he lit up Maccabi Tel Aviv in Round 7 for 23 points, 7 assists and a career-high PIR of 36 to earn the MVP of the Week. He was instrumental in the playoffs against Real Madrid. After scoring 19 points in Game 1, Beaubois added 11 points in Game 2 to give Efes a commanding series lead. He tied his season-high with 23 points in Game 4, too.

At the Final Four, Beaubois started in the semifinal against CSKA Moscow and delivered from the very beginning. In 25 minutes on court, he went for 15 points on 3-of-4 three-point shooting, which helped his team survive to reach the final. Efes did not need its shooting ace as much against Barcelona in the championship game; Beaubois did not start contributed 3 points in 10 minutes. And when the final buzzer sounded, Beaubois, who became the first French player to have lifted both the EuroLeague and NBA trophies, was at the heart of the celebrations.