Janar Talts claims January's Player of the Month honors

Four terrific performances and three victories this month allowed University of Tartu veteran Janar Talts claim the BBL Player of the Month award for the month of January.


The 34-year-old Power Forward has been in scintillating form this past month, averaging 18.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 steals and another 1.8 blocks per game, as his team climbed up the standings with three consecutive wins to end the month.

Talts' most impressive performance came right after the New Year, as he dropped 25 points and added 8 rebounds for a total of 31 ranking points. Despite his terrific performance, Tartu failed to overcome Kalev/TLU and fell just short.

However, the Estonian side surprised a lot of people with an 80-74 win against previously unbeaten Pieno Zvaigzdes. Talts had another terrific performance in that game, going off for 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks.

He followed that up with another two good games, scoring in double figures in limited time, as Tartu blew out Valmiera/ORDO and Barsy.

Tartu's last game of the regular season will be in Ogre, where they hope to assert themselves as the number two seed in Group B.