Andrey Vorontsevich named league's Top Russian Player

CSKA forward Andrey Vorontsevich has been named the 2014-15 VTB United League's top Russian player. He received his award in Moscow prior to Game 2 of the playoff finals between CSKA and Khimki. VTB United League president emeritus Sergey Ivanov presented him with his award.

This is the third year that the VTB United League has honored the top players in each country represented by League clubs. In the six countries with just one club (Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Finland), the league awards the prize. In Russia, which has 10 clubs, Russian information agency TASS partners with the league to name the top Russian player.

Andrey Vorontsevich earns the honor for the first time (Nizhny Novgorod's Semen Antonov won last season, while CSKA's Viktor Khryapa took home the prize in 2013). Vorontsevich beat out Khimki forward Sergey Monia and CSKA center Alexander Kaun for the honor.

Vorontsevich played 29 games for CSKA during the regular season, averaging 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and an efficiency rating of 13.3. The forward also picked up the league's Defensive Player of the Year award and is one win from capturing another VTB United League title.

Andrey Vorontsevich is the 7th player to be honored. Astana's Anatoly Kolensikov (Kazakhstan), Nymburk's Jiri Welsch (Nymburk), VEF's Janis Timma (Latvia), Kalev's Rain Veideman (Estonia), Nizhny Novgorod's Artsiom Parakhouski (Belarus) and Khimki's Petteri Koponen (Finland) were previously recognized.