CSKA Moscow guard Nando De Colo has been named the VTB United League’s November MVP.
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De Colo finished ahead of Zenit center Jalen Reynolds and Lokomotiv-Kuban guard Dmitry Kulagin in the November MVP race.
CSKA went 3-0 in November (defeating Avtodor, Lokomotv-Kuban and Tsmoki-Minsk) and remains one of two (also Khimki) undefeated teams in the League this season.
Nando De Colo led all players in efficiency rating (26.7 per game) during November, while shooting a remarkable 12-13 from beyond the arc.
In the biggest game of the month, a 17-point win over Lokomotiv-Kuban, De Colo scored a season-high 30 points and matched his career high for efficiency rating (39). He was the biggest reason for CSKA’s victory in Krasnodar.
The French guard averaged 21.3 points (76.7% field-goal shooting), 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in November.
– We’re off to a great start this season, – noted November MVP Nando De Colo. – It’s not easy playing in the EuroLeague and VTB United League at the same time. But CSKA has been very successful. At the same time, the competition in the VTB League continues to grow and we also need to improve. Every CSKA player is ready to go out there and do everything possible to help the team, including me.