2014–15 VTB United League

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VTB United League1
Season 2014–15
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow
(6th VTB League title)
(22nd Russian national title)
Runners-up Russia Khimki
Teams 20
Games played 240 (regular season)
Dates 3 October 2014 – April 2015
Awards
MVP France Nando de Colo
Playoffs MVP Russia Andrey Vorontsevich
Coach of the Year Greece Dimitris Itoudis
Defensive Player Russia Andrey Vorontsevich
Sixth Man Finland Petteri Koponen
Young Player Latvia Jānis Timma
Statistical leaders
Points United States Randy Culpepper
21.0
Rebounds United States Virgin Islands Frank Elegar
11.3
Assists United States D.J. Cooper
9.2
1 Sponsored league name, referring to VTB Bank.

The 2014–15 VTB United League was the 6th complete season of the VTB United League. It was the second season in which the VTB United League functioned as the new domestic first tier level for Russian professional basketball clubs, which can qualify through this league to EuroLeague.

CSKA Moscow was the defending champion. CSKA successfully defended its title, as they took the league title by beating Khimki 3–0 in the Finals.

Teams[edit]

On 20 July 2014, drawing of two group of 11 teams was held in Moscow.[1] On 25 July 2014, five Lithuanian teams (Lietuvos rytas, Neptūnas Klaipėda, Dzūkija, Lietkabelis, Nevėžis) withdrew from the competition due to the Lithuanian Basketball League's decision to expand its regular-season schedule up to 40 games per team.[2] New format with double round-robin tournament was proposed for the 2014–15 VTB United League.[2]

This proposal for the regular season was approved on 1 August 2014.[3] The eight best teams of the regular season will qualify to the playoffs.

Regular season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Russia CSKA 30 26 4 2713 2151 +562 Qualification to playoffs
2 Russia Khimki 30 25 5 2647 2336 +311
3 Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 30 23 7 2582 2242 +340
4 Russia Zenit 30 22 8 2499 2362 +137
5 Russia Nizhny Novgorod 30 19 11 2479 2390 +89
6 Russia UNICS 30 19 11 2287 2189 +98
7 Russia Avtodor 30 17 13 2718 2649 +69
8 Kazakhstan Astana 30 13 17 2385 2458 −73
9 Estonia Kalev 30 13 17 2323 2587 −264
10 Latvia VEF 30 12 18 2375 2401 −26
11 Russia Enisey 30 10 20 2567 2653 −86
12 Russia Krasny Oktyabr 30 9 21 2353 2505 −152
13 Finland Bisons 30 9 21 2383 2500 −117
14 Czech Republic Nymburk 30 9 21 2396 2509 −113
15 Belarus Tsmoki Minsk 30 7 23 2345 2665 −320
16 Russia Krasnye Krylia 30 7 23 2060 2515 −455

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1 Russia CSKA Moscow 103 110 111      
8 Kazakhstan Astana 58 60 75      
  1 Russia CSKA Moscow 86 97 92  
  5 Russia Nizhny Novgorod 79 77 80  
4 Russia Zenit 73 80 75 83 65
  5 Russia Nizhny Novgorod 72 84 88 76 75  
    1 Russia CSKA Moscow 89 94 99
  2 Russia Khimki 62 81 69
  2 Russia Khimki 99 87 89      
7 Russia Avtodor Saratov 77 71 87      
  2 Russia Khimki 76 76 55 76 94
  3 Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 75 83 78 67 77    
3 Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 74 89 86    
  6 Russia UNICS 63 75 75      

Awards[edit]

MVP of the Regular Season[edit]

MVP of the Month[edit]

Month Winner Team
October Serbia Miloš Teodosić CSKA Moscow
November Montenegro Taylor Rochestie Nizhny Novgorod
December United States Courtney Fortson Avtodor Saratov
January Ukraine Kyrylo Fesenko Avtodor Saratov
February Montenegro Tyrese Rice BC Khimki
March Brazil Scott Machado BC Kalev
April Austria Rašid Mahalbašić BC Astana

Player statistics[edit]

[5]

Points[edit]

Rank Player Team Games Points Average
1. United States Randy Culpepper Russia Krasny Oktyabr 11 226 20.55
2. United States Gerald Robinson Latvia VEF 17 319 18.76
3. United States Courtney Fortson Russia Avtodor 18 335 18.61
4. United States Virgin Islands Walter Hodge Russia Zenit 15 256 17.07
5. Montenegro Taylor Rochestie Russia Nizhny Novgorod 13 220 16.92

Assists[edit]

Rank Player Team Games Assists Average
1. Kazakhstan Jerry Johnson Kazakhstan Astana 14 119 8.50
2. United States Donell Cooper Russia Enisey 18 150 8.33
3. Brazil Scott Machado Estonia Kalev 17 133 7.82
4. United States Virgin Islands Walter Hodge Russia Zenit 15 111 7.40
5. United States Courtney Fortson Russia Avtodor 18 127 7.06

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Player Team Games Rebounds Average
1. United States Virgin Islands Frank Elegar Estonia Kalev 14 157 11.21
2. United States Kervin Bristol Russia Krasnye Krylia 14 135 9.64
3. Ukraine Kyrylo Fesenko Russia Avtodor 12 113 9.42
4. Greece Pat Calathes Kazakhstan Astana 16 136 8.50
5. Montenegro Ivan Maraš Belarus Tsmoki-Minsk 16 133 8.31

Efficiency[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Efficiency Average
1. United States Virgin Islands Frank Elegar Estonia Kalev 14 293 20.93
2. United States Ian Hummer Finland Bisons 18 363 20.17
3. Montenegro Taylor Rochestie Russia Nizhny Novgorod 13 256 19.69
4. United States Trey Thompkins Russia Nizhny Novgorod 16 312 19.50
5. Ukraine Kyrylo Fesenko Russia Avtodor 12 234 19.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014–2015 draw held in Moscow!; VTB League, 20 July 2014
  2. ^ a b No Lithuania and new format for 2014-2015?; VTB League, 25 July 2014
  3. ^ New format approved for 2014-2015 season; VTB League, 1 August 2014
  4. ^ Nando de Colo named regular season MVP; VTB League, 21 May 2015
  5. ^ "Players stats". vtb-league.com. 

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