14/02/2017
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Who had the best individual performance last week in the Basketball Champions League?

24 Michael Anthony Morrison (USA)
24 Michael Anthony Morrison (USA) - Fraport Skyliners v Pinar Karsiyaka, 2017 Basketball Champions League, Frankfurt - Fraport Arena(Federal Republic of Germany), Play-Off Qualifiers, 8 February 2017

Each and every opening leg of the Play-Off Qualifiers in the Basketball Champions League had a player that came through in the clutch time and time again to lead his team to victory.

Which one was the most influential? We've narrowed the list of candidates to four.

Michael Morrison, Fraport Skyliners

The big center morphed into the most dominant big man in the competition, pouring in a season-high 35 points. The lasting image of the Skyliners' 90-80 home triumph over Pinar Karsiyaka was that of Morrison hanging from the rim with both hands after one of his many slam dunks. He played like a man possessed and finished with a +40 efficiency rating. "Mike was a beast," Fraport coach Gordon Herbert said.

William Hatcher, Partizan

The gutsy playmaker carried Partizan on his back to a 76-74 victory in Greece over his former club, PAOK. The 32-year-old repeatedly hurt his old team with his jump-shooting but also with his drives to basket. He was +25 in the efficiency department by the end of the contest.

Rok Stipcevic, Dinamo Sassari

The Croatian sensation has got all the moves and when he sees the ball going in early, it's going to be a long night for the opposition. Stipcevic came off the bench and poured in a game-high 20 points in the Italian club's 94-72 beatdown of CEZ Nymburk. He finished with a +25 efficiency rating.

Branden Frazier, Avtodor Saratov

When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Frazier spent much of the game against EWE Baskets setting up his teammates but over the last 6:11 of the contest, he took matters into his own hands and scored 13 of his 18 points and Avtodor scraped an 87-84 win. The 24-year-old Frazier, who had 10 assists and finished with his third double-double of the season, ended up with an efficiency mark of +23.

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