Lokomotiv-Kuban guard Mantas Kalnietis is named VTB United League 2020/21 regular season MVP.
Most Valuable Player award is brought by ALROSA, world leader in mining, and top Russian diamond manufacturer. The MVP is a kind of a diamond who meets the highest playing requirements.
TASS agency is informational partner of the award.
In the regular season Mantas Kalnietis became League’s assists leader (9,8) and 3rd in efficiency (17,3 points). 9,8 assists per game in the regular season is United League record.
Lokomotiv-Kuban took 2nd place after regular season for the first time in franchise history, taking 18 wins in 24 games. Kuban record with Kalnietis is 16-4, without him is 2-2. Mantas Kalnietis also became the first Lokomotiv-Kuban representative to win United League MVP award.