The Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy is awarded annually to the player who has averaged the most points over the EuroLeague season. Not since the late Ford himself in 2002 has a player led the league in scoring in back-to-back seasons. Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul will attempt to do that, but he will have stiff competition both from players he knows well as well as a few high-scoring EuroLeague newcomers. Here’s a look at the top candidates to capture the Ford Trophy this season.
Nando De Colo, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
A former EuroLeague MVP, De Colo led the league in scoring during the 2015-16 season with a career-high 19.4 points per game. He has averaged at least 15 points per game in five different seasons and enters this season needing 630 points to become the competition’s all-time leading scorer. One of the greatest shooters in EuroLeague history, he has seven 50–40-90 seasons. After a down year, all signs point to De Colo being the go-to guy in his first season with ASVEL and that should translate into a lot of points.