Avtodor guard Nikita Mikhailovsky has been named the 2018-19 VTB United League Young Player of the Year.
The Young Player of the Year is selected among players age 22 and younger (born in 1997 or later).
18-year-old Nikita Mikhailovsky played 26 games for Avtodor, averaging 5.5 points (55.2% from inside the arc, 36.6% from outside, 83.3% at the line), 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists to go with a 5.7 efficiency rating in 15.5 minutes. His best game of the season came against Kalev (112-109). In 28 minutes on the court, the Russian recorded 22 points and a 20 efficiency rating.
Никита Михайловский доказывает, что достоин играть на Матче Звезд 2019 🌟 Nikita Mikhailovskiy prove that he is All-star:
✔️ 11 PTS
✔️ 3/4 3-PT
— VTB United League (@VTBUL) February 14, 2019
Nikita Mikhailovsky was also picked to the Russian Stars at the 2019 All-Star Game, which was held at Moscow’s VTB Arena on February 17.
“Thank you to the League for this recognition,” said Young Player of the Year Nikita Mikhailovsky. “Avtodor’s season didn’t go the way we wanted it to. There were hard-fought wins, but also games we had no right losing. At the same time, I want to thank the Avtodor president and coach for their trust and support and say thank you to my teammates and everyone on the staff. Next season, we’ll prove we’re capable of more.”