Moneke and Colson - the first EuroLeague Round MVPs in 2024

Moneke and Colson – the first EuroLeague Round MVPs in 2024

Title: Moneke and Colson Shine Bright as EuroLeague Round MVPs in 2024

In a thrilling showcase of talent, “Baskonia” and “Maccabi” emerged victorious, propelled by outstanding performances from Chima Moneke and Bonzie Colson, earning them the prestigious title of the most valuable players in the 18th EuroLeague round with an impressive 34 efficiency points each.

The Baskonia team, led by Tado Sedekerskis, scripted a dramatic comeback, sealing a nail-biting 75-73 victory on the back of Codi Miller-McIntyre’s clutch last-second shot.

Moneke, a towering presence on the court, played a pivotal role by delivering 15 crucial points in the fourth quarter alone, contributing to a total of 20 points throughout the game. Beyond his scoring prowess, the athletic player showcased his versatility with an astounding 13 rebounds, forced 6 turnovers from opponents, accumulating an impressive total of 34 efficiency points.

Sedekerskis, a key player for Baskonia, also left his mark on the game, scoring 10 points and securing 6 rebounds, contributing significantly to the team’s hard-fought victory.

On the other side, “Maccabi” dominated the first half of the game during their home stretch, overpowering Donatas Motiejunas’ “Monaco” team with a final score of 93-83. Bonzie Colson emerged as a game-changer for the Monaco players, displaying near-flawless execution in his attacks. The American forward scored an impressive 27 points, boasting a remarkable accuracy of 9 out of 10 two-pointers and 2 out of 3 three-pointers. Colson further showcased his all-around skills with 5 rebounds and an equal number of turnovers induced, accumulating the same 34 efficiency points as Moneke.

Even with limited time on the court, DMo (Donatas Motiejunas) made a notable impact, spending just over 8 minutes and contributing 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 fouls to the Monaco effort.

As the EuroLeague action continues, the excitement builds for the upcoming matchups. The new round kicks off today with a clash between Sarunas Jasikevicius’ Istanbul “Fenerbahce” and “Maccabi” in Panevezys at the “Kalnapilio” arena, with the tip-off scheduled for 19:45. Basketball enthusiasts can anticipate more thrilling moments and outstanding performances in this highly competitive league.