Euroleague Stock Watch: Top 16 Round, Week 4
By Simon Dresden
Just a handful of youngsters have made it into the next stage (Top 16) of Eurolegue competition. We will continue to take a look at those who did with their respective teams, in our weekly report.
[img_assist|nid=3451|title=Omer Asik|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=355|height=312]Omer Asik is on fire right now. Again he was left out of the S5 but responded big. He had 13 points , 11 boards and 5 huge blocks. Games like that make him a hot commodity in his quest for a first round spot in the upcoming draft.
Partizan again squeased out a close win against a quality team. Nikola Pekovic was once again the man for Partizan producing at his usual high level with exceptional numbers: 16 points and 7 boards.
Semih Erden collected 9 points and 9 rebounds to nearly help upset poerhouse Aris in a close hard fought battle.
Novica Velickovic produced nicely all over the stat sheet with 10 points and 4 rebounds and assists. he was also solid from threepointland in the process.
Milenko Tepic had somewhat of an down night. He tallied 9 points but missed out on his normal production in all the other fields.
Gasper Vidmar is not validating his starting job at the moment. 4 points and 3 boards are just not handling business.
Milos Teodosic did not score the way he can but he had good numbers in other categories, going for 3 rebounds and 4 dimes.
Martynas Gecevicius did his job in just 4 minutes he got one spot up three that he converted. You cant ask for much more than that.
Oguz Savas didn't amount anything noteworthy with just 1 point and 1 rebound in just 8 minutes. He's surely capable of more than that.
Emir Preldzic again showed how volatile a youngster can be. After performing great last week, he was totally off going 0/5 from the field. In 20 minutes, zero points is a big dropoff.
Uros Tripkovic again had a zero point showing. In a close game like that this could have made the difference in the wrong direction.
Mantas Kalnietis got 2 minutes of scrubtime and had 1 assist.
Because of the short list of players Baris Hersek got a little burn this week but he still is waiting for his first production.
Albert Moncasi again with a DNP, looks like this will be it for the rest of this season.