EuroCup - Top 16, Round 1 MVP: Dustin Hogue, Dolomiti Energia Trento
The 7DAYS EuroCup season took another step with the start of the Top 16. After eight games across the continent, Dustin Hogue of Dolomiti Energia Trento stood out among all other players to claim MVP honors this week. Hogue led his team to a 83-72 home win over Cedevita Zagreb to rack up a performance index rating of 40 in just his third EuroCup game ever. Hogue led Trento with 27 points - including 13 of 16 two-point shots -, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 9 drawn fouls to round up his best performance yet in the competition. Second in line this week also comes from an Italian team as Amedeo Della Valle led Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia to a blowout win over Limoges CSP with a career-high PIR 38. Della Valle scored 22 points, pulled 9 rebounds (also a best mark for him), dished 4 assists and collected 3 steals for a great all-around performance. The top five individual performances of the round were completed by Darussafaka Istanbul's Jajuan Johnson (PIR 37), ALBA Berlin's Luke Sikma (PIR 35) and Zenit St Petersburg's Kyle Kuric (PIR 33).