Felipe Reyes Wins 2014-15 ACB MVP Award

The Real Madrid forward becomes the fifth player to win multiple league MVPs

Photo courtesy of elconfidencial.com

Real Madrid forward Felipe Reyes edged out Marko Todorovic to win the 2014-15 ACB MVP Award.

Reyes received 70 points in the voting, which combined the input of players, coaches, fans and media. Of all eligible players Reyes received the most votes from the press and the second most from the fans.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Todorovic (65 points) won the coaches and players votes. He also finished second in the press voting, but he did not receive any points from the fans.

Jayson Granger (30 points), Pau Ribas (28) and Augusto Lima (25) rounded out the top 5.

With the win, Reyes becomes just the fifth player in league history to win multiple regular season MVP awards. He joins Tanoka Beard, Darryl Middleton, Luis Scola and Arvydas Sabonis.

Reyes, 35, won his first MVP following the 2008-09 season.

This year he was the most consistent player on the ACB’s best team.

He averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds in just 20 minutes per game. He was the ACB’s third-leading scorer per 28 minutes, he finished in the top 10 in offensive rebounds per game, and he shot 54.5 percent on two-point field goals.

He also led Real Madrid to a league-best 27-7 record, two games ahead of second-place Barcelona.

Real Madrid will host Gran Canaria in the first round of the ACB playoffs. Game 1 is Friday, May 29 at 21:00 CET.

Austin Green runs LosCrossovers.com from Madrid, Spain with the occasional help of his friends and colleagues.


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