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Hill Is Last 16 Opening Week MVP

16 January 2013
EUROCHALLENGE

Hapoel Holon fell 83-66 at Paris Levallois in their opening game in the EuroChallenge Last 16, but no one could blame Lawrence Hill for a lack of effort.

The Israeli side travelled to Paris without their influential center Franklin Hassell, and Hill took it upon himself to make up for the absence of his frontcourt partner.

He didn't quite deliver the duo's average combined stat lines, but he came close.

Hill stayed on the court for the entire game and finished with a season-high 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the floor, brought down 14 boards, also a season-high, and blocked two shots.

This performance was enough for the American forward to gather an efficiency rating of 37 and earn Last 16 Week 1 MVP honours, despite his team's loss.

His compatriot Andre Smith, also a power forward, is close behind on the table this week with a rating of 35.

Smith helped Krasnye Krylia overpower Norrköping Dolphins, 93-75, with a 28-point, 12-rebound double-double and to top it all up he did not commit a single turnover in his 31 minutes on the court.

Point guard Robert Dixon, who went six-for-seven from behind the three-point arc to collect 28 points and lead Pinar Karsiyaka in their comfortable 89-59 triumph over Gaz Metan Medias, is in third place this week, and the only other player to have reached a rating of 30.

 

EUROCHALLENGE LAST 16 WEEK 1 EFFICIENCY INDEX - TOP 15  

Name EFF PTS RO RD AS TO ST BS 2PM 2PA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA Min
Lawrence Hill 37 26 5 9 1 3 1 2 12 14 0 2 2 2 40
Andre Smith 35 28 6 6 0 0 0 0 10 15 2 2 2 2 31
Robert Dixon 30 28 1 1 3 3 1 0 3 3 6 7 4 4 30
Suad Sehovic 29 21 1 8 1 0 2 0 2 3 5 7 2 3 34
Sean May 28 16 6 10 2 0 0 1 8 14 0 1 0 0 28
Aaron Miles 28 13 0 4 13 3 3 0 6 7 0 1 1 1 33
Martins Meiers 25 18 2 7 0 1 1 0 5 7 0 0 8 8 19
Ludovic Vaty 24 21 6 2 0 2 2 1 8 14 0 0 5 5 28
Andrew Albicy 24 13 0 5 10 2 4 0 6 7 0 4 1 2 34
Christopher Kramer 23 18 1 6 4 5 3 1 4 6 1 3 7 8 31
Jawad Williams 22 21 2 5 4 2 1 0 9 13 0 5 3 3 40
Jermaine Flowers 22 15 1 6 5 1 6 0 7 13 0 3 1 2 40
Aliaksei Lashkevich 21 17 4 4 0 2 0 0 7 9 0 0 3 3 24
Joakim Kjellbom 21 18 3 1 5 0 0 2 7 14 1 1 1 2 31
John Cox 20 20 0 5 3 0 1 0 6 11 2 6 2 2 31

 

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