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Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy

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The Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy, also known as the EuroLeague Best Scorer, is an annual basketball award of Europe's premier level league, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. It is given to the Top Scorer throughout the EuroLeague season, up until the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four stage of the season. The award, under its current name, began in the 2004–05 season, and is named after the late Alphonso Ford, who was one of the greatest scorers in EuroLeague history.

Since the Alphonso Ford award has been given out (2004–05 season onward), a player could average the most points during the EuroLeague full season competition, and not win the award, since it is only counted for games up to the EuroLeague Final Four. Prior to the 2004–05 season, the EuroLeague's Top Scorer was recorded statistically, but it was called the EuroLeague Top Scorer award.

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EuroLeague Top Scorers (1992–2004)Edit

 
Nikos Galis was the EuroLeague's Best Scorer 8 times (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994).
Season Position Top Scorer Team PPG
FIBA EuroLeague Top Scorer (1991–92 to 1999–00)
1991–92
SG
  Nikos Galis   Aris
32.3
1992–93
SG
  Zdravko Radulović   Cibona
23.9
1993–94
SG
  Nikos Galis (2)   Panathinaikos
23.8
1994–95
SG
  Predrag Danilović   Buckler Bologna
22.1
1995–96
PF
  Joe Arlauckas   Real Madrid
26.4
1996–97
SG
  Carlton Myers   Teamsystem Bologna
22.9
1997–98
SF
  Peja Stojaković   PAOK
20.9
1998–99
SG
  İbrahim Kutluay   Fenerbahçe
21.4
1999–00
SF
  Miljan Goljović   Zlatorog Laško
20.2
EuroLeague Top Scorer (2000–01 to 2003–04)
2000–01
SG
  Alphonso Ford   Peristeri
26.0
2001–02
SG
  Alphonso Ford (2)   Olympiacos
24.8
2002–03
PG/SG
  Miloš Vujanić   Partizan
25.8
2003–04
PG/SG
  Lynn Greer   Śląsk Wrocław
25.1

Multiple EuroLeague Top Scorers (1992–2004)Edit

Number Player
2
  Alphonso Ford
  Nikos Galis
1
10 Players

Alphonso Ford Trophy winners and Top Scorers (2005–present)Edit

 
Igor Rakočević won the Alphonso Ford Trophy on 3 occasions (2007, 2009, 2011).
 
Keith Langford won the Alphonso Ford Trophy on 2 occasions (2014, 2017).

Beginning with the 2004–05 season, the EuroLeague awards the Alphonso Ford Trophy, in memorial of the late Alphonso Ford, to the player with the highest scoring average before the EuroLeague Final Four takes place. Because of this, it is still possible for a player to lead the league in scoring, but not win the Alphonso Ford Trophy. This happened during the 2006–07 season, when Igor Rakočević won the Alphonso Ford Trophy, but Juan Carlos Navarro was the league's top scorer.

Navarro had the highest full season scoring average in the EuroLeague, at 16.8 points per game, but did not win the Alphonso Ford Trophy, because he did not have the highest scoring average prior to the start of the EuroLeague Final Four. So instead, Rakočević was given the trophy, despite actually finishing second in the full season scoring statistical category, with an average of 16.2 points per game.

Season Position Alphonso Ford Trophy (Top Scorer) Team PPG Ref.
Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy (2004–05 to present)
2004–05
SG
  Charles Smith   Scavolini Pesaro
20.7
2005–06
SG
  Drew Nicholas   Benetton Treviso
18.5
2006–07
SG
  Igor Rakočević*   Tau Cerámica
16.2
2007–08
PF
  Marc Salyers   Roanne
21.8
2008–09
SG
  Igor Rakočević (2)   Tau Cerámica
18.0
2009–10
PF
  Linas Kleiza   Olympiacos
17.1
2010–11
SG
  Igor Rakočević (3)   Efes Pilsen
17.2
[1]
2011–12
PG
  Bo McCalebb   Montepaschi Siena
16.9
[2]
2012–13
PG
  Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena
18.8
[3]
2013–14
SG
  Keith Langford   EA7 Milano
17.6
[4]
2014–15
PG
  Taylor Rochestie   Nizhny Novgorod
18.9
2015–16
SG
  Nando de Colo   CSKA Moscow
18.9
[5]
2016–17
SG
  Keith Langford (2)   UNICS
21.8
[6]
2017–18
SG
  Alexey Shved   Khimki
21.8
[7][8]
2018–19
PG
  Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
20.2
[9]

*   Juan Carlos Navarro was the Top Scorer[10] of the 2006–07 season, while   Igor Rakočević was the Alphonso Ford Trophy winner.[11]

Honors since the 2004–05 seasonEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Igor Rakocevic, Efes Pilsen". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Montepaschi Siena's Bo McCalebb wins Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Montepaschi Siena's Bobby Brown wins Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  5. ^ "2015-16 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford of Unics!". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ EuroLeague Alphonso Ford Top Scorer: Alexey Shved, Khimki.
  8. ^ EuroLeague Alphonso Ford Top Scorer: Alexey Shved.
  9. ^ Alphonso Ford Top Scorer: Mike James, Milan
  10. ^ Statistics RANK PLAYER POINTS AVE. 1 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 16.77
  11. ^ Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Igor Rakocevic, Efes Pilsen.

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