It is only appropriate that the reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP becomes the first player to earn single-round MVP honors twice during the 2016-17 season.
CSKA Moscow superstar Nando De Colo captured his second such title in Round 6 after leading the champs to a 91-90 victory over 2015 champion Real Madrid on Friday in the Russian capital. De Colo had another fantastic shooting night as he amassed 28 points and a performance index rating of 35, which was the highest among all players in Round 6, fourth-best in the EuroLeague all season and just 1 off his career high. De Colo made 3 of 4 three-pointers, was perfect on 9 trips to the foul line and dished 6 assists.
The weekly runner-up for the MVP honor was forward Chris Singleton of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. Singleton posted an index rating of 34 in the Greens’ 83-75 overtime victory over Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Singleton set career-highs in both index rating and scoring with 26 points. He missed only 3 shots from the field and added 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 9 fouls drawn, from which he made 9 of 13 free throws.
Krunoslav Simon flirted with a triple-double in EA7 Emporio Armani Milan’s 105-92 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The veteran swingman posted 14 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in racking up an index rating of 29. Rounding out the top performances of Round 6 were Unics Kazan’s red-hot scorer Keith Langford, who was the Round 5 MVP, and Zalgiris Kaunas forward Brock Motum, each with index ratings of 26. Langford carried Unics to its second straight win, 65-62 over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Motum posted a career-high 26 points on near-perfect shooting in a 92-86 loss at FC Barcelona Lassa.