De Colo, Euroleague’s MVP for January

2015-02-02T15:41:43+00:00 2015-05-23T14:30:38+00:00.

Aris Barkas

02/Feb/15 15:41

Eurohoops.net

CSKA remains unbeaten and its MVP in the January is without doubt, Nando De Colo who smashed a ton of his personal records. The French guard had 18 points, 4,6 rebounds and 3,4 assists per game in the Top 16 and he received the Euroleague MVP award

By Nikos Varlas/ varlas@eurohoops.net

CSKA remains unbeaten and its MVP in the January is without doubt, Nando De Colo who smashed a ton of his personal records. The French guard had 18 points, 4,6 rebounds and 3,4 assists per game in the Top 16 and he received the Euroleague MVP award.

The Turkish Airlines Euroleague’s longest unbeaten run in almost a decade belongs to everyone at CSKA Moscow, but during the first month of 2015, the biggest fingerprints on that streak were left by the team’s newest star, Nando De Colo, Euroleague Basketball’s choice as bwin MVP for January.

In the span of five games, he matched or set 11 of his own Euroleague career highs and ranked among the 10 best Top 16 players in 11 different statistics. In the fourth game of the month, he scored the most points ever without a missed shot, 28, by a Euroleague player. At month’s end, however, the most important statistic was the 5-0 record that extended CSKA’s season-long streak to 15 wins without a defeat. With the team’s top regular-season scorer, Sonny Weems, out for the last three of those victories, De Colo’s surge couldn’t have been timed better, capping a memorable, month-long performance that made De Colo the bwin MVP for January.