Rain Veideman named League's Top Estonian Player

Rain Veideman averaged 8.7 points, 2.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals

Kalev guard Rain Veideman has been named the 2013-14 VTB United League's Top Estonian Player.

This is the second-straight year that the VTB United League has honored the top individual players in each of the League's nine countries. In the six nations represented by just one club (Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic and Kazakhstan), the League picks the winners. Elsewhere, in Russia (represented by 10 clubs), Lithuania and Ukraine (two clubs each), the top player is determined by the League and a leading sports media outlet in that country: Russian information agency R-Sport (RIA-Novosti), Lithuanian website basketnews.lt and Ukrainian website basket-planet.com.

Rain Veideman wins this award for the first time (the League honored Kalev guard Tanel Sokk as the Top Estonian Player last season). Over the past VTB United League season, Veideman played in 15 games for Turow, averaging 8.7 points, 2.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and an efficiency rating of 6.1.

- It's really nice, and, I'll admit, unexpected to win this award, - said Veideman in an interview with VTB-League.com. - To be honest, I'm not that satisfied with the season. I'd rate it as "satisfactory" - both for myself and for the team. This was my first season in the VTB United League. I'd never played on such a high level before.

As for personal impressions, I remember the game with Nymburk, in which I scored 25 points. Of course, I won't forget how we defeated UNICS in Tallinn. For Kalev that was a big accomplishment.