Rutkauskas named January MVP

Ronaldas Rutkauskas become the last monthly MVP of the 2015-16 Triobet BBL Regular Season, as the 23-year-old Lithuanian big man was awarded Player of the Month honors for January.


The starting center of Jekabpils was the biggest contributor for his side, who enjoyed a successful month, winning three games out of four to finish Group B play in third place with a 7-5 record.

During the month, Rutkauskas averaged 15.5 points, 11 rebounds, 1.3 steals and an efficiency ranking of 25.3 on impressive 74% shooting from the field.

His best performance came against Barsy on January 10, when the player recorded a monstrous double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds, shooting 4-of-5 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free-throw stripe.