Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Nik Caner-Medley is the Spanish MVP for February

Nik Caner-Medley (2002-06) has been named the Spanish ACB league's MVP (translation) for the month of February. During last month, Caner-Medley averaged 20 points and 7.6 rebounds per game to lead Madrid's Asefa Estudiantes, which won all 3 ACB league games in February. (They also played games in the Eurocup tournament during the month, just so you don't think they're slacking off only playing 3 games in four weeks.)

Quotes from the story:
"I think we're playing very well as a team both in Eurocup and ACB. And I think our defense is getting stronger. The team is very focused," said American power forward.

In addition, Nik Caner-Medley prefers to play down his nomination for best player of the month of February, getting recognition for the second time in his ACB career, including May of last season. "Being 'MVP' is only important if the team wins," he said.

European teams compute a player rating for every game that takes a players complete stats into account (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, fouls, etc.). When the story says that Nik averaged 26.7, that's his rating they're talking about. Anything over 20 is a very high rating for a player to achieve in a game.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I'm from Maryland, and nobody can beat me!" -NKM, Champ for life.

Anonymous said...

Sorry .....he never said that.

Mike said...

I hate to make fun of Nik Caner-Medley any more for that youthful transgression, but it's pretty well established that he did yell exactly that phrase when he was arrested for disorderly conduct in July 2004 in Portland, Maine. It's a quote from the police report:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/acc/2004-07-28-caner-medley-charged_x.htm

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/basketball/ncaa/11/04/bc.bkc.caner.medleyarre.ap/

Anonymous said...

Sorry I was there and that is NOT what he said. Doesn't matter anymore; I actually like the misquote! Go Terps!

Anonymous said...

I was there and that is NOT what he said. The police weren't even there yet. It's old news but actually I like the misquote! Go Terps!

Ray Mottley said...

If that's incorrect, what did Caner-Medley actually say that was similar? Anyway, like at the end of Liberty Valance, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend!" Fear the Turtle.

Ray Mottley said...

If that's not what he said, what did he actually say that was similar and thereby got misquoted? Anyway, like in Liberty Valance, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend!" Fear the Turtle.