In his first experience in Europe, the point guard from Missouri is having a great season in the LEB Oro, becoming the highest scoring player for CB Prat. TJ Crockett sets the pace for Josep María Berrocal’s team and one of the reasons for the important victory against Juaristi ISB (96-78).
Crockett went to 22 points, with a good series of 3 of 4 in triples; and 6 of 11 in shots of two; he grabbed 5 rebounds, dished out 5 assists and drew 3 fouls, for a total of 26 PIR points, the best for the week. In addition, at the break he had already scored 17 of the 22 points, leaving the victory sentenced before going through the locker room (62-37).
TJ Crockett gets his second weekly MVP and becomes the fifth player to repeat the award, after Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña), Eddy Polanco (CB Almansa with Afanion), Michael Carrera (ICG Força Lleida) and Nemanja Djurisic (Movistar Estudiantes) .
It is not very common, but the point guards are having a very brilliant season in the LEB Oro. They have already won the weekly MVP, in addition to TJ Crockett, the guards Lluis Costa, Pedro Llompart, Sergi Costa, Alec Wintering and Zaid Hearst.
The ideal quintet of the day:
In a day with low scores, the quintet is made up of five very talented players. The outer line consists of the week’s MVP, TJ Crockett; the escort of the World Heritage Cáceres, Manu Rodríguez, important in his team’s victory against Melilla Sport Capital; and forward Thomas Bropleh, one of the most decisive players in the competition and an offensive reference for the leader.
And inside, a very heterogeneous couple like the one formed between the young power forward of CB Prat, the Dutchman Yannick Kraag; and the double world champion, Marc Gasol. Two players who also saw how their teams achieved important victories.
Base: T. J. Crockett (CB Prat) 26 val: 22 points (3/4 T3 and 6/11 T2) 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 fouls received
Shooting guard: manu rodriguez (Cáceres Pat. Hum.): 25 val: 18 points (4/4 T3 and 2/2 TL), 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 fouls received
Eaves: Thomas Bropleh (Covirán Granada): 25 val: 23 points (4/5 T2 and 5/8 T3), 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Power forward: Yannick Kragg (CB Prat): 25 val: 24 points (9/14 T2 and 6/7 TL), 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 fouls received
Pivot: Marc Gasol (Bàsquet Girona) 24 val: 16 points (5/9 T2 and ¾ TL), 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 recoveries
Season Stats – TJ Crockett
Games played: 23
Fouls received: 3.9
Sports career – TJ Crockett:
Education: University City High School (USA)
2017/21: Lindenwood Lions (NCAA II – USA)
2021/22: CB Prat (LEB Gold)