Teletovic Is Day 2 Top Performer

14 August 2014

EUROBASKET 2015 2nd QR

Mirza Teletovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mirza Teletovic had a great performance for Bosnia and Herzegovina versus Great Britain

Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Mirza Teletovic entered the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round later than most players, but in typical fashion, made everyone to stand up and take notice.

In his team's opening game on Wednesday night against Great Britain, Teletovic was also going up against Joe Prunty, a coach that knows only too well what the charismatic forward is capable of, as they spent last season together at the Brooklyn Nets.

That did not prevent the versatile Bosnian forward though from lighting it up in London, despite the fact it, quite surprisingly, took him seven minutes to score his first basket in the game.

Teletovic went 8-for-13 from the floor (including 3-for-5 from three-point range) and finished with 25 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals while he also drew seven fouls.

His stellar display led Bosnia and Herzegovina to an 80-67 win over the British and it earned him an efficiency index rating of 30, which was the highest anywhere on Day 2 of the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round.

No matter how impressive, the 25-point display by Teletovic in London is still far from his personal best in a Bosnia and Herzegovina jersey, as he had dropped 36 points on the Netherlands (on 7-for-15 three-point shooting) in a qualifying game for EuroBasket 2013, in September 2012.

Second place behind Teletovic is quite crowded on Day 2, as no less than three players registered the exact same rating on Wednesday, 24.

It's nearly impossible though that anyone enjoyed it more than Maximilian Kleber, who poured in an international career-high 20 points to inspire Germany's unlikely 21-0 run at the end and, ultimately their 77-64 comeback win at Austria.

The 22-year-old German forward was 6-for-10 from the floor, grabbed seven rebounds, which is also a new personal high with the national team, and blocked two shots.

In the same game, Enis Murati also registered an efficiency rating of 24, albeit the Austrian guard's effort was not rewarded with victory.

Murati, who is playing for Austria for the first time in his career this summer, poured in 27 points on 11-for-16 shooting and added two rebounds and three assists.

Szymon Szewczyk of Poland is the player who completes the crowded podium of Day 2 behind Teletovic, as he also reached a rating of 24 on Wednesday.

The veteran Polish forward drilled all of his eight two-point attempts to pick up 20 points and added five rebounds and three assists as his team cruised to an impressive 113-61 triumph over Luxembourg on the road.

 

EuroBasket 2015 2nd QR - Day 2 - Top Performers 

Name EFF PTS RO RD AS TO ST BS 2PM 2PA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA Min
Mirza Teletovic 30 25 0 6 2 1 3 0 5 8 3 5 6 6 27
Maximilian Kleber 24 20 2 5 0 0 0 2 2 5 4 5 4 5 22
Szymon Szewczyk 24 20 0 5 3 1 0 0 8 8 0 1 4 6 22
Enis Murati 24 27 0 2 3 3 0 0 6 8 5 8 0 0 32
Vladimir Dragicevic 23 20 5 4 0 1 2 0 9 16 0 0 2 2 23
Tomás Satoransky 23 18 2 4 5 2 1 0 5 9 2 2 2 3 26
Damian Kulig 21 14 3 4 2 1 1 0 5 7 1 1 1 1 18
Esben Reinholt 21 16 2 4 4 1 2 0 5 9 1 2 3 4 27
Guy Pnini 21 16 1 5 4 4 2 1 2 3 4 7 0 0 29
Timofey Mozgov 20 17 4 6 1 4 0 1 7 11 0 0 3 4 23
Kaspars Berzins 20 18 2 6 0 2 2 1 6 9 1 4 3 4 26
Rasid Mahalbasic 20 14 3 5 2 2 1 3 6 9 0 3 2 2 36

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