Jamar Smith Named March MVP

Jamar Smith Named March MVP

UNICS guard Jamar Smith has been named the VTB United League March 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. 

Smith beat out CSKA guard Nando De Colo and Nizhny Novgorod forward Stevan Jelovac for the March MVP.

UNICS secured two big wins in March, taking down Lokomotiv-Kuban and Khimki to remain atop the League standings. Smith led the way on offense in both games, scoring 25 and 21 points, respectively. 

Jamar Smith averaged 23.0 points (65.2% shooting, 71.4% from beyond the arc), 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a 27.5 efficiency rating in March.

– This is a big honor to win the MVP of the Month award, – said Smith. – My team and the coaching staff made it possible by believing in me. Those hours and hours of practice paid off. Now it’s very important to play at the same level in the big games ahead.