Triobet BBL Player of the Week - Mihkel Kirves

When Port of Parnu rose back up from a double-digit deficit in the game against Liepaja/Triobet, there was one man you could point the fingers at more than the others. Mihkel Kirves put up an astonishing display, and proved to be worthy of the Weekly MVP honors, as his side took a big home win.

 

With a 30-point swing in the game, you could tell things were going extremely well for Port of Parnu after the first quarter ended, and the same could be said about Mihkel Kirves, as he got nearly everything to fall. The forward scored 28 points shooting 10-for-14 from the field and added 6 free throw makes. He was also impressive under the boards, where he collected 13 rebounds. Kirves also dished out 2 assists and turned the ball over three times.

You couldn‘t say Kirves is having anything close to a phenomenal season, but his play has improved greatly after the New Year. Having averaged 5.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in his first three games, he picked it up and is averaging 22.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the two games in January. Perhaps we‘ve got our newest monthly MVP brewing here?

Parnu have struggled so far this season, winning just three-of-eleven games, but if the 20-year-old continues putting up numbers like these, who knows what might happen!