Cancel

Israel's Fischer Is Day 3 Top Performer

18 August 2014
EUROBASKET 2015 QR
15. Dor Fischer (Israel)
Dor Fischer had a big impact for Israel versus Bulgaria

Israel center Dor (D'or) Fischer is the top statistical performer on the third day of action in the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round.

Fischer, who is playing for Israel this summer for the first time in his career, collected a double-double on Sunday of an international career-high 18 points and 13 rebounds to help his team clinch an 100-84 win against Bulgaria on the road, in Group B.

This performance meant that the 33-year-old big man reached an efficiency index rating of 33 on Sunday, which was the highest anywhere on Day 3 and the second-highest since the beginning of the 2nd Qualifying Round (Iceland's Haukur Pálsson had registered a rating of 35 on Day 1).

Fischer converted an amazing nine of his 10 two-point shots in order to pick up his 18 points but this level of accuracy was anything but a flash in the pan.

The Israeli center leads the competition in two-point shooting percentage after the completion of the third day, with 78.9% conversion rate.

While Fischer's shooting from close range has been consistently reliable, when it comes to consistency in performance nobody beats Mirza Teletovic.

On Sunday, the Bosnia and Herzegovina star took to the floor for the second time in the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round and, for the second time in a row, he delivered a display that reached an efficiency rating of 30.

Teletovic poured in 29 points and collected 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals to pave the way for his team's 72-62 win over Iceland in Group A.

A showing rated at 30 was enough for Teletovic to pick up Top Performer honours on Day 2 but this time around he finished behind Fischer, although the Brooklyn Nets forward has comfortably established himself as the leading scorer in the 2nd Qualifying Round as he averages 27 points per game.

The third place on the podium on Day 3 is reserved for Rasid Mahalbasic of Austria, who contributed 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in his team's dramatic 83-81 victory over Poland in Group C.

This all-around display by Mahalbasic was worth a mark of 29 on the efficiency index table and it comes as little surprise, as the Austrian big man is the only player, except Teletovic, to have registered a rating of 20 or higher in every single he's played in the 2nd Qualifying Round so far.

Sunday's 24-point effort was the 23-year-old Austrian international's biggest offensive contribution so far in the 2nd Qualifying Round, although it's far from his personal career-high with the national team, 34 points in the game against Denmark last summer.

RELATED NEWS

23.09.2014 - BASKETBALL IN EUROPE
28.08.2014 - EUROBASKET 2015 2nd QR
28.08.2014 - EUROBASKET 2015 2ND QR
28.08.2014 - EUROBASKET 2015 2nd QR

Follow Us On Twitter

Like Us On Facebook