Avtodor forward Coty Clarke has been named the VTB United League April MVP.
The MVP award is presented by ALROSA, a world leader in the diamond industry and Russia’s leading diamond maker. Like a diamond, the MVP has to meet the highest standards in every aspect of the game.
TASS news agency is the official media partner of the MVP award.
Clarke beat out CSKA guard Nando De Colo and Khimki guard Stefan Markovic for the April MVP.
Avtodor won four of five games in April, defeating Zenit, Tsmoki-Minsk, VEF and PARMA, with only a loss to UNICS. During a crucial match-up with postseason hopeful PARMA, Coty Clarke led his team to an overtime win (96-94) and set League career highs in points (36), rebounds (17) and efficiency rating (45).
Coty Clarke averaged 26.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and a 30.2 efficiency rating in April.
– I want to thank God and the VTB League, – said Clarke. – April was a special month for Avtodor. Thank you to the fans, my teammates, coaching staff: This award is a shared accomplishment. I hope we keep playing well in the playoffs.