Luka Doncic is the new Euroleague MVP

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On Saturday night, Real Madrid star, Luka Doncic, made history by becoming the youngest MVP in Euroleague history.

The 19-year-old player proved he was the league’s best player, as he also claimed the Rising Star Award for a second straight season.

Being simply unstoppable, and thanks to his impressive and versatile playing style, Doncic averaged 16.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in the regular season, in almost 26 minutes of action, helping his team reach the Championship Game for the second time in the last four years (2015, 2018).

The Slovenian guard took over in the beginning of the season, following Sergio Llull’s serious injury, and had a central role in coach Pablo Laso’s tactics, executing most plays in 1 on 1 or pick’n’roll situations and doing everything on the floor.

The young star has been impressive offensively, as he can score in many ways, both from beyond the arc and mid-range, while he led his team to the Final, with 16 points and seven rebounds in the 83-92 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night.

Luka Doncic was outstanding in the win over CSKA Moscow. Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

Doncic can share the ball very well and create open shots for his team-mates, while his excellent on and off-ball defence has transformed him into one of the best two-way players in the league.

Although there was tough competition for the MVP Award, with Panathinaikos leader, Nick Calathes, being an MVP candidate as well, Doncic emerged victorious and won the award to make history once again.

With Phoenix Suns owner, Robert Sarver, and Vice President of Basketball Operations, James Jones, as well as many NBA scouts in attendance, the new MVP is getting ready for his first Euroleague Championship Game, as he will be seeking to end the season in a magical way, by winning the title for the first time in his career.