Mister double-double in Basketball Champions League

The double-double category is one of the most significant in order to value a player’s contribution to the game of basketball. In BasketballCL each season there are a couple of talented guys that are shining at this category. Let’s review the best of them, many with exactly the same number of double-doubles:

3. On the 3rd spot, we find 4 players that made each one 4 double-doubles this season. Two of them are guards and they made it with points and assists: the veteran Brazilian international Marcelinho Huertas (Iberostar Tenerife) and the American Chris Wright (Torun). The other two are big men and their double-doubles consist of points and rebounds: it’s about ex-BasketballCL champion with Virtus Bologna, Yanick Moreira (Peristeri Winmasters) and the Croatian international Zeljko Sakic (Lietkabelis).

2. This spot is shared by only 2 players that have made 5 units at this category: another big man from Peristeri Winmasters, Moses Kingsley and the versatile Canadian forward Dyshawn Pierre from Dinamo Sassari.

1. Mister double-double of the Basketball Champions League’s season is Shevon Thompson from the Belgian squad Filou Oostende, the only one that has made 6 units on this category. But even more impressive is that he didn’t appear in all the games this season, that could be a maximum of 16, but only in 13 games. At 2.13 m and 110 kg, the Jamaican center is one of the most dominant players in the paint in the entire competition. He was leading the Belgian team to the BasketballCL’s playoff where the situation remained tied in their battle against Iberostar Tenerife. Each team won their home-game and they were in front of the decisive clash when the competition was suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak.

But, actually, what is the amazing particularity of Shevon Thompson in this ranking is that he is averaging a double-double per game, having 13.5 points scored and 10.1 rebounds.

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