Khimki Moscow Region guard Alexey Shved has been named the VTB United League March MVP.
The Most Valuable Player award is presented by ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining and Russia’s biggest producer of diamonds. Like a diamond, the MVP meets the highest demands in every facet of the game.
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Shved beat out two centers–Jalen Reynolds of Zenit and Arnett Moultrie of Kalev–in the race for the March MVP.
Khimki won three out of three games in March (CSKA, Kalev and Astana) and now has the longest winning streak in the League.
Shved was magnificent in Khimki’s win over CSKA. Returning from injury, the Russian guard scored a career-high and League-best this season 37 points. Thanks to Shved, Khimki was able to defeat the reigning champions in overtime, 73-72.
Alexey Shved averaged 26.3 points (2nd in the League), 6.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and a 17.7 efficiency rating in March.
“I’m happy that the months of rehab are behind me,” said the March MVP. “I really missed basketball. I feel good now. I’m happy that I’m playing again and helping my team.”