The greek floor general is the most valuable player of this year’s competition after leading Lokomotiv Kuban to the Eurocup Final.
Nick Calathes had an excellent all around season for the Russian club, leading them for their possible first European trophy ever when they face Uxue Bilbao Basket next Sunday in Charleroi, Belgique.
To attribute this individual award the panel of Euroleague experts relied on his individual and team’s performances during all the rounds that
were played until this final. Calathes joins now a great company with last year’s MVP Patrick Beverly (Spartak St Peters
burg), 2011 Dontaye Draper (Cedevita Zagreb) and 2010 Chuck Eidson (Lietuvos Rytas).
Lokomotiv’s Greek point guard is only 24 years old but extremely experienced in European competitions because since he won the Euroleague playing a good role for Panathinaikos before joining the Russian squad.
His stats show how essential he was in this journey to Charleroi playing 33 minutes with 14,7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 per game in the regular season. For the playoff games he added 12.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 8.2 assists on barely 37 minutes per contest.
Bojan Dubljevic from Valencia Basket was named as Eurocup Rising Star 2012-13 by the committee where they announced also the All-Eurocup First Teams for 2012-13:
Nick Calathes – Lokomotiv Kuban
Malcom Delaney – BC Budivelnik Kiev
Kostas Vasileadis – Uxue Bilbao Basket
Justin Doellman – Valencia Basket
John Brynat – ratiopharm Ulm
Walter Hodge – Stelmet Zielona Gora
Chuck Eidson – Unics Kazan
Derrick Brown – Lokomotiv Kuban
Lamont Hamilton – Uxue Bilbao Basket
Loukas Mavrokefalidis – Spartak St. Petersburg