Zenit St. Petersburg center Jalen Reynolds has been named the VTB United League January MVP.
The Most Valuable Player award is presented by ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining and Russia’s biggest producer of diamonds. Like a diamond, the MVP meets the highest demands in every facet of the game.
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Reynolds beat out two other centers, Lokomotiv-Kuban’s JaJuan Johnson and CSKA’s Joel Bolomboy, for the January MVP.
Zenit picked up three wins in January (vs. PARMA, Nizhny Novgorod and CSKA) and is in the hunt for a top-three finish. St. Petersburg’s win over CSKA was the first defeat for the reigning champions this season.
Jalen Reynolds was a genuine leader on the court, averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a 24.7 efficiency rating (best in the League in January).
– It’s a big honor to be January MVP in the VTB League, – said Reynolds. – I’m grateful to my teajmmates. I couldn’t have won without them. I want to thank the club for the great job they do running Zenit. I’m also grateful to my family and their unwavering support. Go Zenit!