CFBB Paris's Batcho chosen as ANGT Belgrade MVP

Feb 24, 2020 by David Hein, Print

Daniel Batcho was named the Most Valuable Player of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Belgrade despite U18 CFBB Paris losing in the first-place game to U18 Partizan NIS Belgrade. Batcho was outstanding against Partizan with 24 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks for a performance index rating of 38, but CFBB ended up losing 79-67. For the tournament, Batcho averaged 14.8 points on 69.7 percent two-point shooting, 11.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for a PIR of 24.3. He led the tournament in PIR and rebounds and ranked fourth in both two-point shooting and blocks. He was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Nikola Radovanovic of Partizan, Luka Paunovic of U18 Mega Bemax Belgrade, Egor Sytnikov of U18 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana and Nikola Manojlovic of U18 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade.

Radovanovic tallied 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in the first-place game and averaged 15.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and a PIR of 18.8 for the weekend. He was eighth in scoring, seventh in rebounds, second in free throw percentage (84.8%) and seventh in PIR. Paunovic, who helped Mega finish third, tallied 17.3 points on 71.4% two-point shooting and 50.0% on threes plus 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.8 steals and a PIR of 24.3. He finished tied for first in PIR, third in two-point shooting, fourth in scoring and three-pointers, sixth in assists and seventh in steals. Sytnikov collected 18.5 points on 72.2% two-pointers, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists for a PIR of 18.8. The Russian guard finished tied for second in scoring and seventh in PIR. Zvezda's Manojlovic averaged 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists for a PIR of 15.5.