Davies, Jasikevicius headline Betsafe LKL awards
The curtain of yet another magical season was closed, as Zalgiris were presented with yet another set of championship rings at the Betsafe LKL closing ceremony in Vilnius.
Representatives of the Kaunas club brought home most of the awards, with Brandon Davies named Finals MVP and Sarunas Jasikevicius receiving the Coach of the Year award.
|Betsafe LKL Awards 2017-18|
|Best Young Player (U21)||Laurynas Birutis||LKL|
|Sportsmanship Award||Renaldas Seibutis||Referees|
|Best Foreign Player||Kevin Pangos||Club directors|
|Most Improved Organization||Siauliai and Lietkabelis||LKL and club directors|
|Regular Season MVP||Laurynas Birutis||LKL, club directors, statistics|
|Referee of the Year||Tomas Jasevicius||Referee rating|
|Coach of the Year||Sarunas Jasikevicius||Journalists|
|Gentlemanship in Sports and Life||Antanas Sireika||DELFI readers|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Chris Kramer||Players|
|Finals MVP||Brandon Davies||LKL|
|All-Star Five||Kevin Pangos
|LKL and coaches|
Kevin Pangos joined the Zalgiris award party by picking up the Best Foreign Player honors and earning a spot on the Team of the Year, where he was joined by Brandon Davies.
Donatas Sabeckis of Siauliai, Rokas Giedraitis of Lietuvos Rytas and Neptunas big man Edgaras Zelionis rounded out the All-Star Five.
On loan at Siauliai from Zalgiris, Laurynas Birutis had to step on the stage twice, collecting the Regular Season MVP and Best Young Player of the Year awards.
Lietuvos Rytas playmaker Chris Kramer was voted by his peers as the Defensive Player of the Year, while Neptunas veteran Renaldas Seibutis and Siauliai head coach Antanas Sireika claimed the awards for sportsmanship.
The new Betsafe LKL season is set to begin in September.