Elatontsev – MVP, Temirov and Shchetinin – in the symbolic five!

According to the results of the final round of the youth championship, the best players were determined. Kirill Temirov, Sergey Shchetinin and Kirill Elatontsev are among them.

Two of Loko’s trainees were named among the five best players of the VTB Youth League Final Four 2023. For Kirill Temirov, the Red-Green captain, this award is the second of his career. Last season he was also named the best forward of the Final Eight.

In the semifinal game with Khimki-2 both Temirov and Shchetinin were leading scorers: Kirill scored 14 points (plus 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals), Sergey scored 13 points (plus 2 rebounds). In the battle for gold against IBA-2, Schetinin was the highest-scoring player with 15 points (he also had 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals). Remarkably, he scored Loko-2’s first points in both games. Krasnodar captain Temirov scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Also in the symbolic five of the Final Four were Egor Ryzhov (Zenit-M), Andrey Toptunov (Zenit-M) and Maxim Savchenko (Mba-2). And Kirill Elatontsev was named the best player of the game. In the semifinal game against Khimki-2 he scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, and in the final game against MBA-2 Kirill was one of the most productive players of both teams. He recorded double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds (plus 2 assists and a block shot).

Kirill played 14 games for the youth team this season, averaging 14.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots. Additionally, Elatontsev has no equal in terms of blocked shots.

Thank you all for the congratulations! I got a lot of emotions... The whole team was going for a long time to achieve this victory. I am grateful to our fans who supported us on the stands and in front of the screens. Your support is priceless! As for being named MVP of the Final Four, the fact that the team took first place is much more important to me, and the individual awards are just a nice bonus.  

I was so happy about it! We are very, very happy. I'm grateful to the fans, our coaching and medical staff, management and everyone who supports Lokomotiv-Kuban! This is already my second award. Honestly, words can't tell how happy I am.

Thanks to the team, I just took to the court and did my job. Of course, the support from the stands helped a lot! Our fans are the best!

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