VTB United League Top Player

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

In the countries with just one club, currently six (Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Finland) with Poland in the past, the League 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
F
UNICS Kazan [3]
2013–14
Veremeenko, VladimirVladimir Veremeenko (2)
F
UNICS Kazan [4]
2014–15
Parakhouski, ArtsiomArtsiom Parakhouski
C
Nizhny Novgorod [5]

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 [6]
2013–14
Hruban, VojtěchVojtěch Hruban
F
ČEZ Nymburk [7]
2014–15
Welsch, JiříJiří Welsch
F
ČEZ Nymburk [2]

Top Estonian Player[edit]

The best player from  Estonia

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Sokk, TanelTanel Sokk
G
Kalev/Cramo [1]
2013–14
Veideman, RainRain Veideman
G
Kalev/Cramo [8]
2014–15
Veideman, RainRain Veideman (2)
G
Kalev/Cramo [9]

Top Finnish Player[edit]

The best player from  Finland

Season Player Primary position Team References
2014–15
Timma, JānisJānis Timma
G
Khimki [10]

Top Kazakh Player[edit]

The best player from  Kazakhstan

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

Top Latvian Player[edit]

The best player from  Latvia

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Janičenoks, KristapsKristaps Janičenoks
F
VEF Rīga [14]
2013–14
Blūms, JānisJānis Blūms
G
Astana [15]
2014–15
Timma, JānisJānis Timma
F
VEF Rīga [16]

Top Russian Player[edit]

The best player from  Russia

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Khryapa, VictorVictor Khryapa
F
CSKA Moscow [17]
2013–14
Antonov, SemyonSemyon Antonov
F
Nizhny Novgorod [18]
2014–15
Vorontsevich, AndreyAndrey Vorontsevich
F
CSKA Moscow [19]

Past awards[edit]

Top Lithuanian Player[edit]

The best player from  Lithuania

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Kalnietis, MantasMantas Kalnietis
G
Lokomotiv Kuban [20]
2013–14
Gecevičius, MartynasMartynas Gecevičius
G
Lietuvos rytas [21]

Top Polish Player[edit]

The best player from  Poland

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Cel, AaronAaron Cel
F
Turów Zgorzelec [22]
2013–14
Kulig, DamianDamian Kulig
C
Turów Zgorzelec [23]

Top Ukrainian Player[edit]

The best player from  Ukraine

Season Player Primary position Team References
2012–13
Pecherov, OleksiyOleksiy Pecherov
F
Azovmash Mariupol [24]
2013–14
Natyazhko, KyryloKyrylo Natyazhko
C
Azovmash Mariupol [25]

References[edit]

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