Early stat leaders in the Basketball Champions League

By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

Every team participating in the 2021-22 edition of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season has logged two games played through the first three weeks and still has four left in the double-legged round-robin schedule. The top priority for players and staff remains to secure a spot in the Round of 16, either directly or via the Play-Ins. However, some players have contributed above average over the first two rounds.

Galatasaray Nef leads Group E at 2-0 with a massive boost by DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell. The former Denver Nugget has already scored 54 points topping the list.

Points
1. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (Galatasaray Nef) 54
2. Henry Sims (NutriBullet Treviso) 51
3. Melo Triumble (Galatasaray Nef) 45
4. Jerrick Harding (ERA Nymburk) 43
5. Silas Melson (Kalev/Cramo) 42

Pinar Karsiyaka bringing in the reigning MVP, Bonzie Colson, upped expectations. The up-and-coming forward leads all BCL players in rebounds with 20 to his name through a couple of superb showings.

Rebounds
1. Bonzie Colson (Pinar Karsiyaka) 20
2. Rashard Kelly (JDA Dijon) 19
-. Gytis Radzevicius (Rytas Vilnius) 19
-. Henry Sims (NuttrBullet Treviso) 19
5. Julian Gamble (Lenovo Tenerife) 17
-. Dustin Hogue (U-BT Cluj Napoca) 17
-. Vlado Jankovic (PAOK) 17
-. Justin Simon (MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg) 17

Quino Colom, among multiple AEK newcomers, dishing out 16 assists has not been enough to prevent the 0-2 start in Group D. However, he is in first place above the remaining playmakers of the tournament.

Assists
1. Quino Colom (AEK) 16
2. DeWayne Russell (NutriBullet Treviso) 15
3. Markel Starks (Igokea) 14
4. Tomas Dimas (NutriBulllet Treviso) 12
-. Marcelinho Huertas (Lenovo Tenerife) 12
-. JeQuan Lewis (Kalev/Cramo) 12
-. Zoltan Perl (Falco Szombathely) 12
-. Alex Renfroe (Hereda San Pablo Burgos) 12
-. Colbey Ross (ERA Nymburk) 12

Justin Simon of MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and Henry Sims of NutriBullet Treviso have both blocked a tournament-high six shots so far. Both teams are 2-0.

Blocks
1. Justin Simon (MHP Riesen Ludwbigsburg) 6
-. Henry Sims (NuttiBullet Treviso) 6
3. Gyorgy Goloman (Falco Szombathely) 5
-. Dejan Kravic (Hereda San Pablo Burgos) 5
-. Christian Mekowulu (Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari) 5

Over to the steals, six players share the current lead with six apiece. Beyond the dominant figure “6”, Dogus Ozdemiroglu made all of his steals in one single appearance, a losing effort for Darussafaka against U-BT Cluj Napoca.

Steals
1. Dogus Ozdemiroglu (Darussafaka) 6
-. Arnas Butkevicius (Rytas Vilnius) 6
-. Ron Curry (VEF Riga) 6
-. Malcolm Griffin (PAOK) 6
-. David Holston (JDA Dijon) 6
-. Elijah Stewart (U-BT Cluj Napoca) 6

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