Langford won the BEKO PBL MVP of January

Photo: Evgeny Solodov.
Text: PBL Press service

Langford, Wilkinson, Lyday, Siskauskas and Ponkrashov became the best BEKO PBL Chamionship players of January.

BC Khimki defender Keith Langford won BEKO PBL MVP of January and became the second player with Marcus Williams from Enisey who gained MVP of the month twice. Earlier he gained the MVP of October.

Keith Langford played only twice in January. He was the best Khimki player in the game against UNICS finished by his team defeat and one of the top-scorers in the scoring-record PBL game against Enisey.

In these games he scored 42 points, made 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 11 times made his opponents to commit fouls on him. His average rating in January is 23,5.

Lokomotiv-Kuban forward Mike Wilkinson took the second place in the month MVP rating. He played in four PBL games in January. Wilkinson scored 75 points, made 28 rebounds, 7 turnovers, 5 assists and 16 times made opponents players to commit fouls on him. Also American player gained the MVP of the BEKO PBL Round 8 after outstanding performance in the game against Khimki. His rating is 21,3.

UNICS defender Terrell Lyday is the third in the rating. He played in four games in the BEKO PBL Championship and three times was named in the PBL MVP Round's Top 5. He scored 72 points, made 16 rebounds, 12 assists, 8 turnovers, 2 blocked shots and 21 times made opponent players to commit fouls on him. His rating is 21.

CSKA forward Ramunas Siskauskas gained the fourth place. He was the key player for CSKA victory over Lokomotiv-Kuban and gained the Round 9 MVP. Siskauskas played in three games in January and scored 46 points, made 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 turnovers and 15 times made opponents players to commit fouls on him. His rating is 20,7.

Anton Ponkrashov gained the fifth place in the January MVP rating. Spartak guard made 55 points in four games. Also he made 39 assists, 14 rebounds and 12 times made opponents players to commit fouls on him.

BEKO PBL Symbolic 5 of January.

Lokomotiv-Kuban number 4 Jeremiah Massey entered in BEKO PBL the symbolic team of January. His rating is 19,3.

Anton Ponkrashov (Spartak) - Terrell Lyday (UNICS) - Keith Langford (Khimki) - Jeremiah Massey (Lokomotiv-Kuban) - Mike Wilkinson (Lokomotiv-Kuban).


Top-5 and symbolic team of the Round 12.

Lokomotiv outscored Triumph 84:63.

KK - Khimki - 80:85.

Enisey outscored Nizhniy Novgorod 83:74.


UNICS outscored CSKA 63:54.

Spartak - Dynamo - 87:85.


Bottom-placed club gained two straight victories in PBL.


BEKO and PBL agreement signing press-conference


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