David Dudzinski shined for his Frutti Extra Bursaspor on Tuesday night with a career-best performance that led this team to an 80-89 road win over previously unbeaten Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse, earning him his first MVP of the Round honor. Dudzinski scored 10 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, finishing the game having made 3 of 5 two-point shots and 4 of 5 threes. He pulled down 4 of his 10 rebounds in the fourth quarter and also dished 2 assists. His performance index rating of 28 was a personal best and the highest among players on winning teams in Round 5. This round's best PIR, 29, belonged to Alpha Kaba of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica and Aleksander Dziewa of Slask Wroclaw. Kaba collected 17 points plus 16 rebounds and 3 steals in a 74-77 home loss against Paris Basketball, while Dziewa had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks in Slask's 76-78 home defeat to Promitheas Patras. Rounding out the list of Round 5’s top performers are Xavier Munford of Hapoel Tel Aviv and Arnoldas Kulboka of Promitheas, each with a PIR of 27. Munford netted 24 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in an 85-83 loss at Gran Canaria, while Kulboka had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists in a win over Slask.
Round 5 MVP: David Dudzinski, Frutti Extra Bursaspor
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