The Lithuanian champions Zalgiris and the best Lithuanian League (LKL) performers were honoured in the league’s closing ceremony in Kaunas on Wednesday. The players of Zalgiris were presented with the new design Championship rings, while Tomas Delininkaitis was awarded the LKL Finals MVP trophy.
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Delininkaitis was averaging 16.3 points per game against Lietuvos Rytas in the Finals and ended up with the MVP trophy over the likes of Mantas Kalnietis and Marko Popovic, who had stellar performances as well.
“It’s nice to be named the MVP and add another trophy to the collection. In the end of the season, Sonny Weems got an injury, DeJuan Collins left the team, so I got more playing time and I felt more trust from the coach,” said Delininkaitis.
Individual awards were given out to leaders of statistical categories, while Renaldas Seibutis was presented with the Fair Play award, decided by the referee votes.
Virginijus Seskus, the coach of Rudupis, who repeated the third-place finish from last year, was named Coach of the Year by a journalist vote.
LKL Top Performers:
MVP of Regular Season: Jonas Valanciunas (Lietuvos Rytas)
Best FT%: David McClure (Kedainiai)
Best 2P%: Milovan Rakovic (Zalgiris)
Best 3P%: Mantas Kalnietis (Zalgiris)
Most rebounds: Dane Johnson (Palanga)
Most steals: Trevon Hughes (Pieno Zvaigzdes)
Most blocks: Jonas Valanciunas (Lietuvos Rytas)
Most assists: Evaldas Dainys (Neptunas)
Most points: Laurynas Mikalauskas (Neptunas)