CSKA center Nikola Milutinov is named the October MVP of the VTB United League 2022-23 Regular Season...
CSKA won all 6 games at the start of the season (against Samara, Minsk, Lokomotiv Kuban, MBA, Avtodor and Enisey) and by the end of October remains one of two unbeaten teams with UNICS.
Milutinov led CSKA during the stretch, averaging 13.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 24.8 efficiency points.
Nikola Milutinov, CSKA center:
I am glad to receive this award, huge thanks to the League for making a choice in my favor. Thanks to my teammates and coaching staff, who allow me to achieve high efficiency. On the other hand, it is obvious that trophies have real value at the end and not at the very start of the season. We had a great start, won six games in a row, but this is just part of the difficult process of becoming a team and we have not played with our closest rivals yet – Zenit and UNICS. Therefore, I think this is just a beginning.