Euroleague Wrap: Minnesota's Brunson Just Misses Player of the Week Honor

Rebekkah Brunson finished just short of Player of the Week honors in Week 5

Minnesota's Rebekkah Brunson finished Week 5 of Euroleague action with an efficiency rating of 33, just one tally shy of Player of the Week honoree Eva Viteckova of USK Prague. Viteckova registered 25 points and nine rebounds in an 84-56 win over Galatasaray, a team led by the likes of Seimone Augustus, Monique Currie and Sylvia Fowles.

Euroleague Leading Scorers
Rank Player Team Avg.
1 Diana Taurasi Fenerbahce 26.4
2 Rebekkah Brunson Ros Casares 19.4
3 Maurita Reid Gospic Croatia 18.6
4 Penny Taylor Fenerbahce 18.4
5 DeWanna Bonner Rivas Ecópolis 18.2
Brunson's 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting against Frisco Sika Brno catapulted her into the league's scoring race, as she's now averaging 19.4 points for her Ros Casares squad. She's also ranked just within the Top 5 in rebounding, tying teammate Quanitra Hollingsworth for fifth overall with an average of 10.4 boards per game.

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