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The leader of Armani Milano Mike James is the winner of the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy for the 2018-19 season.

The Ford Trophy is awarded annually to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague player with the highest scoring average over a minimum number of games and this season James captured the honor by a considerable margin.

It is the EuroLeague’s only end-of-season award that does not rely on voting by fans, media or coaches, but is based solely on statistics.

To win the award, James averaged 19.8 points while starting in all of Milan’s 30 games this season. His average was 5.0 points more than the runner-up. James made history by shattering the single-season Milan record for points scored with 595 with the third-most points in competition history.

Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region scored 740 last season, surpassing the previous mark of 609 set by Keith Langford of UNICS Kazan two years ago. James scored in double figures in all but one game for Milan this season.