Turkish Airlines EuroLeague RS - Round 12 MVP: Tyrique Jones, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season - Round 12 MVP: Tyrique Jones, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
With a monster performance direly needed by a team short on bodies, center Tyrique Jones of Anadolu Efes Istanbul claimed the Round 12 MVP honor, the first such distinction of his young Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career.
Jones led Efes to a 71-68 home victory over Panathinaikos AKTOR Athens with a performance index rating of 36, his best yet and the season’s highest by any EuroLeague rookie. He finished the game with personal highs of 21 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals, 8-for-12 two-point and 5-for-5 free-throw shooting. His 7 offensive boards equaled the season high among all EuroLeague players. Jones’s first MVP of the Round honor came in just his 12th EuroLeague game.
Carsen Edwards and Serge Ibaka of FC Bayern Munich joined Joffrey Lauvergne of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in amassing PIRs of 28, the second-best total of the round. Edwards scored a career-high 32 points, making 7 of 11 two-pointers, 5 of 10 three-pointers and 3 of 3 free throws in his team’s 91-84 overtime victory over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. In the same game, Ibaka posted a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, hitting 5 of 8 shots inside the arc and 3 of 4 from downtown, including a deep one on a broken play to force overtime just before the fourth-quarter buzzer. Lauvergne had 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 fouls drawn in a ASVEL’s 91-94 home loss to Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Wade Baldwin of Maccabi and Shavon Shields of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, each with a PIR of 27, complete the top individual performances in Round 12.
Individual highs: Carsen Edwards of Bayern, 32 points
Round 12 brought a lot of great individual performances and players who stepped up big. These were the leaders in the main statistical categories.
Carsen Edwards of FC Bayern Munich had 32 points, more than any other player, in his team’s 91-84 overtime victory over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Markus Howard of Baskonia-Vitoria Gasteiz and Mike James of AS Monaco are tied for first place in the scoring list, each at 18.6 points per game.
Tyrique Jones of Anadolu Efes Istanbul led all rebounders by pulling down 13 in his team’s 71-68 home victory over Panathinaikos AKTOR Athens. Tadas Sedekerskis of Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz is the competition’s best rebounder at 8.9 boards per game.
Facundo Campazzo of Real Madrid and Milos Teodosic of Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade each had 9 assists in Round 12. Campazzo ranks first overall at 8.3 assists per night.
Jones, Rokas Giedraitis of Zvezda and Stefan Jovic of Valencia Basket each collected 4 steals in this round. Paris Lee of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne ranks first overall in steals at 2.2 per game.
Kevarrius Hayes of Zalgiris Kaunas had 3 blocks against ALBA Berlin to lead the round. Vincent Poirier of Real leads the 2023-24 EuroLeague in blocks at 1.6 per game.
Four players posted double-doubles in Round 12: Jones, Mario Hezonja of Real, Maik Kotsar of Baskonia, and Serge Ibaka of Bayern.