Butkevicius wins Player of the Week honors again
Neptunas forward Arnas Butkevicius strung together another week of impeccable basketball to claim the Betsafe LKL Player of the Week award for the second time in a row.
The 24-year-old player was the run-away efficiency leader in the two games he played with an average ranking of 31.0 after collecting 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game.
His best performance came in an 88-76 loss to the top-of-the-standings Lietkabelis in Panevezys, when he scored 19 points, grabbed 7 boards, dished out 5 assists and came away with 4 steals.
He added 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and a pair of assists in a 73-72 win over Juventus a couple of days later, as Neptunas split their two-game week right down the middle.
The Top 5 players of the week also included Zalgiris guard Kevin Pangos, Pieno Zvaigzdes scoring machine Ryan Harrow, as well as Katin Reinhardt from Dzukija and Lietkabelis veteran Ksistof Lavrinovic.