This Milk Star is officially an All-Star. A big congratulations to former UConn forward Alex Oriakhi who was named an All-Star starter in the 2015 BEKO-LKL All-Star game. Oriakhi, averaging 10 points/7 rebounds for #4 Pieno Zvaigzdes (Milk Stars), was recently named BEKO-LKL player of the month for January. If you missed it, here is a feature video done on his accomplishment.
Before participating in the festivities, Oriakhi will face off with former UConn teammate Tyler Olander this Saturday. Recap to follow…
The Baltic Region was ripe with victory last week as both Olanders picked up big wins for their respective clubs. Ryan Olander dropped 13 points/4 rebounds in a win for #7 Siauliai over #8 Lietkabelis while Tyler Olander just missed a double-double contributing 9 points/9 rebounds for #11 Mazeikiai in their upset of #9 Tonybet.
If you missed my previous post, Tyler Olander has been loaned from Siauliai to Mazeikiai, where he will finish the season. Catch up here.
Siauliai – Lietkabelis
Mazeikiai – Tonybet
Ryan and Siauliai return to action tomorrow with a Lithuanian Cup bronze medal rematch against #5 Juventus. Meanwhile, Tyler and Mazeikiai battle Alex Oriakhi and #4 Zvaigzdes in a primetime matchup on Saturday.
Jerome Dyson does his best Rajon Rondo impression at #8 in this week’s Legabasket Serie A Top 10 plays:
Dyson finished with 17 points in #3 Sassari’s 75-71 victory over former Georgetown guard Chris Wright and #15 VL Pesaro.