VTB League Turns Ten: 35 Stats, 1 Decade

VTB League Turns Ten: 35 Stats, 1 Decade

The upcoming season will be the 10th in League history. Over this time, the League has been witness to big games, high-powered teams, superstar players and much more. In anticipation of the 2018-19 campaign, VTB-League.com looks back on a decade’s worth of fascinating numbers.


30 teams have competed in the League

16 teams have appeared in the postseason

8 teams have finished in the League’s top three

5 teams have competed in the League since the first season (CSKA, Khimki, UNICS, VEF, Kalev)


11 countries have been represented in the League (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan)

6000 km – distance between the westernmost (Nymburk) and easternmost teams in League history

3000 km – distance between the northernmost (Bisons) and southernmost (Vita) teams in League history



1148 players have competed in the League

212 players have finished in the League’s top three

48 players have become League champions

45 countries have been represented on the court: Australia, Azerbaijan, Angola, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela

173 cm – shortest player in League history (Justin Robinson, Avtodor 2017-18)

229 cm – tallest player in League history (Slavko Vranesz, UNICS 2010-11)

68 kg – lightest player in League history (Grigory Motovilov, Zenit 2015-18)

136 kg – heaviest player in League history (Aliaksandr Kul, Tsmoki-Minsk 2007-11)

42 – oldest player in League history (Andrey Sepelev, Avtodor 2015-16)

16 years 76 days – youngest player in League history (Goga Vitadze, Vita 2015-16)

39 players have moved to the VTB League from the NBA: Nando De Colo, Alex Peters, Joel Freeland, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Nenad Krstic, Jeremy Pargo, Andrei Kirilenko, Alexey Shved, Sergey Karasev, Sergio Rodriguez, Chris Quinn, Jeff Adrian, Mickael Gelabale, Austin Daye, Victor Claver, Markel Brown, Jeremy Evans, Perry Jones III, Thomas Robinson, Jordan Mickey, Andrew Goudelock, Luke Harangody, Maurice Ndour, Luke Babbitt, Gal Mekel, Derrick Brown, Anthony Randolph, Chris Singleton, Kyrylo Fesenko, Isaiah Whitehead, Robert Upshaw, Brandon Jennings, Jarrod Uthoff, Reggie Williams, DeAndre Liggins, Jordan Hamilton, Darius Johnson-Odom, Alonzo Gee, Ty Lawson

26 players have left the League for the NBA: Isaiah Briscoe, Ryan Broekhoff, Joffrey Lauvergne, Milos Teodosic, Sergey Karasev, Alexey Shved, Timofey Mozgov, Sonny Weems, Andrei Kirilenko, Austin Daye, Jacob Pullen, Thomas Robinson, Codi Miller-McIntyre, Luke Babbitt, Nick Calathes, Justin Hamilton, Reggie Williams, Vince Hunter, Marquis Teague, Chasson Randle, Patrick Beverley, Miroslav Raduljica, Alonzo Gee, Donatas Motiejunas, Jonas Valanciunas, Ty Lawson


94 coaches have worked in the League

15 coaches have finished in the League’s top three

4 coaches have become League champions (Dimitris Itoudis, Evgeny Pashutin, Ettore Messina, Jonas Kazlauskas)

2 coaches have left the League for the NBA (Ettore Messina, Quin Snyder)



7 triple-doubles have been recorded in League history (ex-PARMA guard Codi Miller-McIntyre recorded two)

212 – most wins by a team, CSKA

2,171 – Vitaly Fridzon is the League’s all-time leading scorer

919 – Andrey Vorontsevich is the League’s all-time leading rebounder

776 – Milos Teodosic has the most steals in League history

227 – Vitaly Fridzon has the most steals in League history

187 – Sergey Monia has the most blocks in League history

25 – Frank Elegar is the all-time leader in double-doubles

8,489 – CSKA has recorded the most rebounds as a team

4,854 – CSKA has recorded the most assists as a team

803 – CSKA has recorded the most blocks as a team

2,107 – Khimki has the most 3-pointers in League history