Former Pitt guard Brad Wanamaker made headlines last week for his MVP performance in Round 19 of the EuroLeague season, and he’s already managed to top that with an even more outstanding showing, earning MVP honors again for Round 20.
Wanamaker contributed seven assists and a season-high 24 points to go with five rebounds in Fenerbahce’s 86-82 win over Barcelona, posting a performance index rating of 33 in the process. His great night was due in part to incredible shooting, as he made three of his four three-point attempts and sunk all nine of his free throws.
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His game last week was almost as impressive, as he put up 18 points on 50 percent three-point shooting in his team’s rivalry matchup with Anadolu Efes. In that game, he added eight assists and four rebounds, again shooting 100 percent from the foul line and earning a performance index rating of 31.
The former Panther appears to have taken his game to a new level over the last two weeks, and he’s emerged as a leader for Fenerbahce, the defending EuroLeague champions who currently sit in second place with 10 weeks left in the regular season.
This is the fourth time Wanamaker has been named the EuroLeague’s MVP of the Round, and in addition to being Fenerbahce’s only player to win the weekly honor this season, he’s one of just two players in the league to post back-to-back MVP performances in the 2017-18 season.
Wanamaker and Fenerbahce will head to Piraeus, Greece, to take on Olympiacos in their next EuroLeague matchup on Feb. 1.