BBL hands out individual awards

The BBL regular season has already been closed out and only eight teams remain in contention. The league-leaders of the Regular season in points, rebounds and assists will be honored with individual awards.


When it's all said and done, it is the team that scored more points coming out on top. In this case however, just one player's individual skill was not a guarantee for team success. Yauheni Beliankou, Tsmoki-Minsk's 22-year-old swingman led the league in scoring with an average of 18.4 points per game, scoring in double-digits in all-but-one game. Beliankou put up his best performance in the face-off against BBL powerhouse Siauliai, where he dropped 28 points and added 7 rebounds. Nevertheless, Tsmoki finished the season with just one win in 10 games.

Barsy's John Taylor and Rapla's Nolan Cressler came in as runner-ups, averaging 18.1 and 17.3 points per game, respectively.

When it comes to rebounds, there was nobody even near the production that Valmiera/ORDO big man Viktors Iljins put up. The Latvian was clearly the team's best player, as he averaged a double-double with 11.0 rebounds per game and 14.0 points to go along with it. He had some incredible nights in the paint, including a 19-point and 20-rebound performance in the win against Kalev/TLU.

His closest competition was Kalev/TLU's Bambale Osby, who averaged 9.7 rebounds per game in the seven games he geared up for.

Two Lithuanian point guards highlighted the assist rankings with their passing skills, but Siauliai's Donatas Sabeckis stood out as the season's best floor general. Having a big man of Laurynas Birutis caliber helped out his cause, as he led the league with 6.7 assists per game. Sabeckis season-high was 11 assists and he once came just a pass away from a triple-double, as he tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists against Betsafe/Liepaja.

Vytenis Cizauskas of Tartu University came in second, as he would dish out 6.0 assists per game.