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Following his 27-point and 11-rebound effort in an 85-65 home triumph over EWE Baskets Oldenburg, Ovie Soko has been named as the Basketball Champions League Gameday 11 MVP.
Soko becomes the first British player to win the honour, and it was only a matter of time after an impressive season so far UCAM Murcia.
The 26-year-old has the best efficiency rating – 15.7 – on the Murcia team with Soko averaging 14.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 10 appearances so far.
“I’ve had a few good games,” Soko said. “The team, we’re just learning each other more. One game, maybe I’ll have a big game but we have so many big pieces in the team. It can be someone’s night on any night.”
Soko also paid tribute to the fans:
“The fans here are amazing. When they come alive, the team uses this energy. They felt like we were disrespected in our house, and we felt the same way. It gave us big energy.”
Murcia have a 7-4 record in Group A and currently sit in fourth place with three games left in the regular season.