BBL hands out individual awards

As we wrap up the 11th Baltic Basketball League regular season, it’s time to announce the best individual performers in each of the three main statistical categories.

 

Brandis Raley-Ross was named the league’s most proficient scorer, as he helped Tarvas secure the third seed in Group C with a 4-4 record. His 20.7 average was the league’s best and it will surely be necessary in the BBL Eighth-Finals, where the Estonian club faces one of the most deadly opponents in Pieno Zvaigzdes. The swingman’s biggest scoring outburst was against Dynamo Moscow, when he racked up 35 points.

December MVP Ronaldas Rutkauskas has raked in another personal award, after it was declared that he has become the league’s best rebounder. The Parnu big man averaged 10.4 rebounds, while recording 5 double-doubles in nine games. Rutkauskas also shares the league’s season high for rebounds with 17 against Pyrinto.

Liepaja/Triobet’s general Andrius Mazutis receives the best assistman award without much competition. The Lithuanian Point Guard averaged 5.4 dimes per game and will try to lead the Liepaja side against Jekabpils in the first round of the playoffs. Mazutis is one of the five players to have reached double-digits in assists.