VTB United League Top Player

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The VTB United League Top Player is an annual VTB United League award that is given to one player from each country that is represented by the league's clubs. The award has been handed out since the 2012–13 season, and it is awarded by the player's citizenship, regardless of the player's club's location.[1]

In the league's countries with just one club, currently six (Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, and Finland), along with Poland in the past, the league itself gives the award. In Russia, which has 10 clubs, Russian news agency TASS (replacing RIA Novosti, from 2014–15), partners with the league to name the top Russian player. In the past, for clubs from Lithuania (three) and Ukraine (two), the league partnered with, respectively, basketnews.lt and basket-planet.com.[1][2]

Current awards[edit]

Top Belarusian Player[edit]

The best player from  Belarus

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Veremeenko, VladimirVladimir Veremeenko
PF
UNICS Kazan [3]
2013–14
Veremeenko, VladimirVladimir Veremeenko (2×)
PF
UNICS Kazan [4]
2014–15
Parakhouski, ArtsiomArtsiom Parakhouski
C
Nizhny Novgorod [5]
2015–16
Parakhouski, ArtsiomArtsiom Parakhouski (2×)
C
UNICS Kazan [6]

Top Estonian Player[edit]

The best player from  Estonia

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Sokk, TanelTanel Sokk
PG
Kalev/Cramo [7]
2013–14
Veideman, RainRain Veideman
SG
Kalev/Cramo [8]
2014–15
Veideman, RainRain Veideman (2×)
SG
Kalev/Cramo [9]
2015–16
Arbet, GregorGregor Arbet
SG
Kalev/Cramo [10]

Top Kazakh Player[edit]

The best player from  Kazakhstan

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Ponomarev, AntonAnton Ponomarev
PF
Astana [11]
2013–14
Kolesnikov, AnatolyAnatoly Kolesnikov
SF
Astana [12]
2014–15
Kolesnikov, AnatolyAnatoly Kolesnikov (2×)
SF
Astana [13]
2015–16
Ponomarev, AntonAnton Ponomarev (2×)
PF
Astana [14]

Top Latvian Player[edit]

The best player from  Latvia

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Janičenoks, KristapsKristaps Janičenoks
SF
VEF Rīga [15]
2013–14
Blūms, JānisJānis Blūms
SG
Astana [16]
2014–15
Timma, JānisJānis Timma
SF
VEF Rīga [17]
2015–16
Timma, JānisJānis Timma (2×)
SF
Zenit [18]

Top Russian Player[edit]

The best player from  Russia

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Khryapa, VictorVictor Khryapa
PF
CSKA Moscow [19]
2013–14
Antonov, SemyonSemyon Antonov
SF
Nizhny Novgorod [20]
2014–15
Vorontsevich, AndreyAndrey Vorontsevich
PF
CSKA Moscow [21]
2015–16
Shved, AlexeyAlexey Shved
SG
Khimki [22]

Past awards[edit]

Top Czech Player[edit]

The best player from the  Czech Republic

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Benda, PetrPetr Benda
C
ČEZ Nymburk [23]
2013–14
Hruban, VojtěchVojtěch Hruban
SF
ČEZ Nymburk [24]
2014–15
Welsch, JiříJiří Welsch
SF
ČEZ Nymburk [25]
2015–16
Hruban, VojtěchVojtěch Hruban (2×)
SF
ČEZ Nymburk [26]

Top Finnish Player[edit]

The best player from  Finland

Season Player Primary position Team References
2014–15
Koponen, PetteriPetteri Koponen
SG
Khimki [27]
2015–16
Koponen, PetteriPetteri Koponen (2×)
SG
Khimki [28]

Top Georgian Player[edit]

The best player from  Georgia

Season Player Primary position Team References
2015–16
Chlaidze, IrakliIrakli Chlaidze
SG
VITA Tbilisi [29]

Top Lithuanian Player[edit]

The best player from  Lithuania

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Kalnietis, MantasMantas Kalnietis
PG
Lokomotiv Kuban [30]
2013–14
Gecevičius, MartynasMartynas Gecevičius
SG
Lietuvos rytas [31]

Top Polish Player[edit]

The best player from  Poland

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Cel, AaronAaron Cel
PF
Turów Zgorzelec [32]
2013–14
Kulig, DamianDamian Kulig
C
Turów Zgorzelec [33]

Top Ukrainian Player[edit]

The best player from  Ukraine

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Pecherov, OleksiyOleksiy Pecherov
C
Azovmash Mariupol [34]
2013–14
Natyazhko, KyryloKyrylo Natyazhko
C
Azovmash Mariupol [35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tanel Sokk – League’s top Estonian player". VTB United League. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jiri Welsch named League's top Czech player". VTB United League. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Vladimir Veremeenko – League’s top Belarusian player". VTB United League. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Vladimir Veremeenko named League's top Belarusian player". VTB United League. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Artsiom Parakhouski named league's top Belarusian player". VTB United League. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Artsiom Parakhouski Named League's Top Belarusian Player". VTB United League. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Tanel Sokk – League’s top Estonian player". VTB United League. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Rain Veideman named League's Top Estonian Player". VTB United League. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Rain Veideman named League's Top Estonian Player". VTB United League. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Gregor Arbet Named League's Top Estonian Player". VTB United League. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Anton Ponomarev – League’s top Kazakh player". VTB United League. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Anatoly Kolesnikov named League's Top Kazakh Player". VTB United League. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Anatoly Kolesnikov named League's top Kazakh player". VTB United League. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Anton Ponomarev Named League's Top Kazakh Player". VTB United League. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Kristaps Janicenoks – League’s top Latvian player". VTB United League. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Janis Blums named League's top Latvian player". VTB United League. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "Janis Timma named League's top Latvian player". VTB United League. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Janis Timma Named League's Top Latvian Player". VTB United League. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "Victor Khryapa – League’s top Russian player". VTB United League. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "Semen Antonov named League’s top Russian player". VTB United League. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  21. ^ "Andrey Vorontsevich named league's top Russian player". VTB United League. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  22. ^ "Alexey Shved Named League's Top Russian Player". VTB United League. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  23. ^ "Petr Benda – League’s top Czech player". VTB United League. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  24. ^ "Vojtech Hruban named top Czech player". VTB United League. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  25. ^ "Jiri Welsch named League's top Czech player". VTB United League. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  26. ^ "Vojtech Hruban Named League's Top Czech Player". VTB United League. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  27. ^ "Petteri Koponen named VTB United League's Top Finnish Player". VTB United League. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  28. ^ "Petteri Koponen Named League's Top Finnish Player". VTB United League. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  29. ^ "Irakly Chlaidze Named League's Top Georgian Player". VTB United League. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  30. ^ "Mantas Kalnietis – League’s top Lithuanian player". VTB United League. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  31. ^ "Martynas Gecevicius named League's top Lithuanian player". VTB United League. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  32. ^ "Aaron Cel – League’s top Polish player". VTB United League. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  33. ^ "Damian Kulig named League's Top Polish Player". VTB United League. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  34. ^ "Oleksiy Pecherov – League’s top Ukrainian player". VTB United League. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  35. ^ "Kyrylo Natyazhko named League's Top Ukrainian Player". VTB United League. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 

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