One of the best players this decade in Europe's second competition added another highlight to his collection on Tuesday as Todor Stoykov of Academic Sofia reached the milestone of 1,000 points scored. Stoykov entered the season as the all-time leading scorer in ULEB Cup history with 987 points in 60 games. On Tuesday, in his first game in the new Eurocup, he left his mark, too.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Kenny Adeleke grabbed an offensive rebound and set Stoykov up for a three pointer – his third of the game – to push him over the 1,000-point barrier as Academic closed the gap to 68-69. The Bulgarian champs would go on to take the lead before suffering a 79-80 loss on a Marko Popovic triple in the closing seconds. Stoykov finished with 17 points in 31 minutes and now has 1,004 career points. He is also the all-time competition leader in assists (169), free throws made (222) and attempted (301), three-pointers made (158) and attempted (458) and fouls drawn (273).