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Giorgi Shermadini (Lenovo Tenerife) is the Movistar MVP of the 2022-23 Endesa League, obtaining 88.6 points in the vote carried out among players and coaches of the competition clubs, together with fans and the media.
The center of the Canarian team Giorgi Shermadini continues to make history because he is the MVP in the competition after achieving this recognition for the second time in his career. On the first occasion, in the 2020-21 season, he received it at the highest point in Spain, on Mount Teide.
It didn’t seem possible to go higher, but Shermadini has done it: he received his second Movistar MVP on a plane, on the Vueling route between Tenerife and Malaga, at an altitude of 11,000 meters and to the surprise of all the passengers and the well-deserved celebration with all his companions.
The Best Five of the Endesa League 2022-23 already has its members after the vote in which players and coaches of the competition, the media, and fans have participated.
Point guards Darius Thompson (Cazoo Baskonia) and Markus Howard (Cazoo Baskonia), forward Dzanan Musa (Real Madrid), and centers Giorgi Shermadini (Lenovo Tenerife) and Edy Tavares (Real Madrid) have been chosen to form a quintet of greats stars who have more than demonstrated their enormous quality this season.
DARIUS THOMPSON (BASKONIAN CAZOO)
The Tennessee point guard has been the second-highest assist in the competition, demonstrating his enormous versatility as an outside player, capable of scoring and distributing play. His good work has been a constant this season, which has helped Cazoo Baskonia to be able to fight for the lead almost until the end.
His numbers: 10 points, 6.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.2 recoveries, and a PIR of 14.7 in 21:35 (32 games).
MARKUS HOWARD (BASKONIAN CAZOO)
In his first year in the Endesa League, he has accustomed us this season to his great displays, being a fundamental part of many of the victories achieved by his team. Howard has been able to achieve more than 20 points in 12 games, being the second-highest scorer and the best triple shooter in the Endesa League.
His numbers: 16.1 points, 1.3 assists, 1.1 rebounds, 0.6 recoveries, and a PIR of 10.7 in 18:53 per game (30 games).
DZANAN MUSA (REAL MADRID)
After being the Movistar MVP 2021-22, the Real Madrid player repeats his presence in the Best Quintet of the Endesa League for the second consecutive season. His move to the white team, in which he has had a totally different role from last season, has not lowered his level at any time, being the fourth-highest scorer in the competition and in the +/ -.
His numbers: 14.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2 assists, 0.9 recoveries, and a PIR of 16.3 in 20:23 (32 games).
GIORGI SHERMADINI (LENOVO TENERIFE)
One more season, the center has been one of the great highlights of the competition, reaching the end of this regular season as the most valued player (18.7) and the fifth-highest scorer (14.4). In addition, this campaign he has managed to become the player who has managed to become Movistar MVP of the month the most times, thus writing a new golden page in the history of the Endesa League.
His numbers: 14.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.4 recoveries, and a PIR of 18.7 in 22:07 (31 games)
EDY TAVARES (REAL MADRID)
After becoming the Best Defender in the Endesa League for the third consecutive season, the Cape Verdean man has now managed to form part of the Best Quintet of the competition after demonstrating, once again, that he is one of the mainstays of a Real Madrid team that dominates the inside game. Walter Tavares also closes the season as the top shooter, asserting his impressive physique in each of the games he plays.
His numbers: 10.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1.3 assists, and a PIR of 16.9 in 20:23 (29 games)