Avtodor guard Justin Robinson has been named the VTB United League February MVP. He was honored prior to today’s game between Avtodor and CSKA in Saratov. Saratov Province governor Valery Radaev presented the award.
The 22-year-old Justin Robinson is the youngest player to receive the award, as well as the shortest (174 cm), in League history.
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.
Robinson beat out CSKA guard Nando De Colo and Nizhny Novgorod forward Stevan Jelovac for the February MVP.
Avtodor went 2-0 during February, defeating Enisey and Lokomotiv-Kuban to move past Khimki into 5th place. Saratov stunned Krasnodar on the road, snapping a 26-game winning streak. Justin Robinson was the motor on the team, dialing up 17 points, 10 assists and a 38 efficiency rating. He also dished out the game-winning assist to Maxim Sheleketo.
Justin Robinson averaged 23.5 points (54.9% shooting), 11.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and a 28.5 efficiency rating in February.
– This is a big honor, to be the February MVP in the VTB United League, – said Robinson. Usually players who receive this award have been playing professionally for a long time. I’m new. This is my first season in Europe. That makes it even more valuable. I couldn’t have won this award without the support and trust of my coaches and my teammates. I want to thank the fans, too. They always support the team. Also, thank you to the League, which felt I deserved this award.