Khimki Moscow Region guard Alexey Shved has been named the VTB United League October 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.
TASS is the information partner for the award.
Shved beat out CSKA center Othello Hunter and Avtodor forward Perrin Buford for the October MVP.
Khimki enjoyed five wins in five games (vs. VEF, Enisey, Kalev, PARMA and UNICS) and remains one of two (along with CSKA) teams without a defeat in the League.
Alexey Shved led all scorers with 22.5 points per game in October, and finished second in assists (8.3) and efficiency rating (20.8). The Russian guard also recorded 3.8 rebounds per game.
– We’re off to a strong start in the VTB United League, – said October MVP Alexey Shved. – The team is just starting to gel. We have things to work on, but the important thing is that we won all of our games. You can’t say, though, that we’ve had an easy ride. We’ve had to battle everywhere. It’s always nice to win individual awards, but team results are the priority for me.