This was a perfect month of basketball. And by the time that Shane Larkin capped it off with a new EuroLeague scoring record, there was no doubt that the 27-year-old Anadolu Efes guard was the only choice for MVP of November.
Larkin, a 1.83-meter force of nature, was unstoppable as Efes won all five games to finish November holding first place exclusively.
His totals of 131 points and 154 in performance index rating were unprecedented for a single month, and his fireworks display to end November put him firmly in the record books.
Larkin shattered the EuroLeague’s mark for single-game scoring, with 49 points, and tied the record for three-pointers made, with 10, in a resounding 104-75 victory over Bayern Munich.
It was memorable stuff for EuroLeague fans in general, and Efes fans in particular, making Larkin’s November one of the most unforgettable months of individual greatness in the competition’s history.
Larkin led all players in November in both average scoring, 26.2 points, and PIR, 30.8. He also contributed 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in just over 30 minutes per game.