American Talor Battle (183-PG-88) had a great game in the last round for Upea CdO and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega 2 Player of the Week award for round 9. The 24-year old playmaker got a double-double of 20 points and eleven assists, while his team crushed C.de Latte BRE (#6, 5-3) with 25-point margin 97-72. Upea CdO is placed at 14th position in Italian Lega 2. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Upea CdO have already lost 7 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Battle had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Upea CdO's top player in his first season with the team. The Pennsylvania State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Battle is league's best passer with 5.2apg. Battle is in league's top in and averages solid 2.4spg and 57.6% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Upea CdO's star - 23-year old American swingman Alex Young (198-G/F-89). Young impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course together with Battle he helped Upea CdO with another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked C.de Latte BRE (#6, 5-3) 97-72. This victory allowed Upea CdO to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 14th position in the standings. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Upea CdO managed to get this year. Young is a newcomer at Upea CdO and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.6ppg (#8). He also registered 4.8 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was American Laurence Ekperigin (201-F-88) of FCM Ferentino (#15). Ekperigin scored 16 points and