Week 12 tri-MVPs: Romain Sato, Marko Milic, Willie Solomon

Jan 18, 2008 by Euroleague.net Print
Week 12 tri-MVPs: Romain Sato, Marko Milic, Willie Solomon
The closest race to become the weekly MVP this season saw as many as three players tying for the best individual performance index rating. Marko Milic of Union Olimpija, Romain Sato of Montepaschi Siena and Willie Solomon of Fenerbahce Ulker will share the honor of being Week 13 tri-MVPs after each posted a 33 index rating, but only Sato had the pleasure of doing so in a victory. Sato helped Montepaschi Siena take a 64-77 road win against Virtus VidiVici Bologna with his 18 points on 8-for-10 two-point shooting, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals and 8 fouls drawn. Milic had 23 points by making 10 of 13 two-pointers and 1 of 2 triples, and added 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 3 fouls drawn, but Olimpija still lost on the road against Tau Ceramica. Solomon shined in his team's road loss against Brose Baskets Bamberg, posting 28 points on 5-for-10 three-point and 7-for-8 free-throw shooting, along with 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 fouls drawn. Milan Gurovic of Prokom Trefl Sopot and Andre Hutson of Efes Pilsen, each with a 30 index rating in their teams huge victories over Olympiacos and Lietuvos Rytas, respectively, completed the top individual performances in Week 12.

Individual highs: Terence Morris of Maccabi Elite, 15 rebounds

Solomon and Gurovic were Week 12's top scorers, too, each putting in 28 points. Marc Salyers of Chorale Roanne remained the Euroleague's overall scoring leader at 22.8 points per game. Terence Morris pulled down 15 boards in Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv's road win against Cibona. Mirsad Turkcan of Fenerbahce Ulker is still atop the rebounders list at 9.3 boards per night. Pablo Prigioni of Tau Ceramica had 9 assists against Union Olimpija to lead the weekly standings. DeJuan Collins of Zalgiris Kaunas is the exclusive leader atop the assists standings at 4.9 per game. Prigioni, Pepe Sanchez of AXA FC Barcelona and David Hawkins of Lottomatica Roma each collected 6 steals this week. Terrell McIntyre is the regular season's steal leader at 2.67 per game. Daniel Santiago of Unicaja had 4 blocks in his team's home win against Le Mans. Tomas Van den Spiegel of Prokom Trefl Sopot is the overall shot-block leader at 1.7 per night. As many as 11 players registered respective double-doubles in Week 12, with Morris - 11 points, 15 rebounds - and Esteban Batista - 12 points, 10 rebounds - of Maccabi Elite the only pair of teammates to do so.