Big man Mam Jaiteh led Virtus Segafredo Bologna to a home victory against ratiopharm Ulm, earning the MVP award for the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals!
Quarterfinals MVP: Mam Jaiteh, Virtus
With a season on the line against a fearless opponent, Jaiteh stepped up for Virtus and carried the team into the semifinals with an 83-77 win over Ulm. Jaiteh registered career highs of 27 points of 12 two-pointers made, the latter of which tied for the second-most such makes in EuroCup postseason history. In that victory over Ulm, Jaiteh also pulled down a quarterfinals-best 11 rebounds, including 6 on offense, matching his career best. His performance index rating of 38 was the second-best of Jaiteh's career and the highest in any quarterfinal game since 2015.
Following Jaiteh, Will Cummings of Boulogne Metropolitans 92 recorded a PIR of 37 in his team's 98-85 road loss against Valencia Basket. Cummings had a career-high 31 points on 7-for-8 two-point, 3-for-6 three-point and 8-for-9 free-throw shooting, adding 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 7 fouls drawn. In that game, Bojan Dubljevic of Valencia came off the bench to post a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds for Valencia. He made 5 of 7 two-point shots and 3 of 3 free throws on his way to a PIR of 32, his season high and the third-best mark in his 137-game EuroCup career. Yogi Ferrell of Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana, with a PIR of 30, and Martin Hermannsson of Valencia, who had a PIR of 23, completed the top performances in the quarterfinals.