GERMANY — Through the first nine games of his professional career, Tommy Spagnolo is quickly becoming one of the go-to guys on his team.
ScanPlus Baskets Elchingen is currently 5-4 on the season and Spagnolo is second on the team in points per game (14.9) and leads the team in rebounding (8.3 RPG).
The Ashe County native is second on the team in minutes played, averaging 25 minutes per contest and is also shooting 57.5-percent from the field, second best on the team and tops among the starting five. Spagnolo also leads the team with four double-doubles.
After starting the season 5-1, Elchingen dropped a pair of heartbreakers on the road, a one-point loss to Licher Baeren and a two-point loss to Dresden. Most recently, Spagnolo’s team was defeated 92-84 on Nov. 21 at home against Leipzig.
Elchingen will try to snap its losing skid on Nov. 29 on the road against Ehingen.
Spagnolo’s game-by-game stats
Game 1: 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals
Game 2: 13 points, 11 rebounds
Game 3: 20 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks
Game 4: 13 points, 8 rebounds
Game 5: 20 points, 11 rebounds
Game 6: 9 points, 5 rebounds
Game 7: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks
Game 8: 13 points, 10 rebounds
Game 9: 13 points, 3 rebounds
Nov. 29 – Elchingen at Ehingen
Dec. 5 – Speyer at Elchingen
Dec. 12 – Elchingen at Leipzig
Dec. 20 – Elchingen at Wuerzburg
Jan. 10 – Licher Baeren at Elchingen
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