Euroleague MVP for January is Igor Rakocevic reports: In an era when teams rely less and less on scoring stars, it might seem more than enough to state that Euroleague Basketball’s choice as January MVP, Igor Rakocevic of Tau Ceramica, is collecting points more efficiently than any player this decade. With the amazing month that Rakocevic just had, however, that would be saying too little. In addition to posting .75 points per minute so far this season – more than any Euroleague player’s full-season scoring rate since at least 2000 – Rakocevic spent January harvesting milestones and records at every turn. He started the month by setting a new Euroleague mark for consecutive free throws made while posting his career-high scoring total, 31 points, in a crucial victory that won Tau first place in its regular season group.

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