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Randolph, best debut from a Real Madrid center in the Euroleague

NEWS | 29/11/2016 | Edu Bueno

The North American averages 10.9 points and 16 PIR in what’s been played so far in this year's competition.

Anthony Randolph has record numbers for Real Madrid. In his nine matches in the Euroleague, the American has the best average PIR from a Real Madrid player in his debut in the top European competition (16), surpassing the 14.5 of Darjus Lavrinovic (2009/10), the 13.6 of Meek (2000/01), 13.5 of Alston (2002/03) or the 13.1 of Struelens (2000/01).
 
Randolph has not needed time to adapt and has already demonstrated his great quality. In the Euroleague he is breaking records never before seen at the club by a debutant centre. In little more than 22 minutes of play, he is the third highest scorer in the team (10.9), with 55.2% in two-point shots, the best rebounds (6.8) and blocks (1.2). Against Emporio Armani Milan he beat his record for rebounds (14) and against Unics Kazan the one for blocks (4).
 
Top 10 best debutant centers
Following Randolph are D. Lavrinovic (11.1 points and 14.5 PIR), Meek (12.4 and 13.6), Alston (13.6 and 13.5), Struelens (9.4 and 13.1), Bourousis (8.3 and 12.1), Ayón (8.1 and 11.7), Tarlac (9.3 and 11.1), Felipe Reyes (6.8 and 10.9) and Tomic (11 and 10.7).

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