Filip Petrusev named 2021 ABA League MVP

2021-04-28T15:39:03+00:00 2021-04-28T16:35:29+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

28/Apr/21 15:39

In his first pro season, former Gonzaga standout Filip Petrusev won season MVP.

By Eurohoops team /

Mega Soccerbet big man Filip Petrusev was named MVP of the 2020-21 ABA League. The MVP was chosen via voting by league coaches, journalists and fans.

Petrusev, 21, averaged 23.7 points (finishing the season as the league’s leading scorer as well), 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks in 31.5 minutes over 24 games. His Mega team finished sixth in the standings.

Per ABA:

It’s official – young gun Filip Petrušev of Mega Soccerbet is the 2020/21 ABA League Regular Season MVP, as won this title in the voting contest of the head coaches of ABA League teams, journalists and the ABA League fans.

The excellent center of the Belgrade side has finished the voting with a total of 58% combined votes, ahead of Jaka Blažič of Cedevita Olimpija, who had 14.7% and Jordan Loyd of Crvena zvezda mts, who finished the voting with 12% of combined votes.

Let’s mention that Filip Petrušev was the best in votings of head coaches of ABA League teams, journalists and the basketball fans, which makes his achievement even more impressive.

For Filip Petrušev this has been the first season in the ABA League and it has for sure been the one in which he gained full affirmation, as he became the undisputed leader of Mega Soccerbet squad. The 21-year old has been averaging 23.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. Therefore, we can conclude that he has earned himself the Top Prospect title fully deservedly!

In the traditional ABA League voting for the Ideal Starting Five of the ABA League season and the individual honours, the final results of the voting will combine the votes of the head coaches of ABA League teams (50% of the total voting results), the votes of basketball journalists from the ABA League countries (30% of the total voting results) and the votes of fans (20% of the total voting results).