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Yelatontsev is nominated for the Best young player

Nominees for the title of “Best Young Player” of the VTB United League for the 2023/24 season have been announced. Among the seven candidates is Lokomotiv Kuban center Kirill Yelatontsev.

The winner will be chosen by experts of the VTB United League and representatives of the editors of the website.

Basketball players no older than 23 years old are eligible to apply (in 2001 or later for this season). In addition to Yelatontsev, are also nomimated:
• Daniil Kosko (MINSK);
• Alexander Chadov (Pari NN);
• Anton Kardanakhishvili (CSKA);
• Danila Pokhodyaev (Runa);
• Samson Ruzhentsev (CSKA);
• Mikhail Belenitsky (Pari NN/UNICS).

You can read more about all the nominees at

Yelatontsev took part in 34 VTB United League matches this season and was once included in the symbolic team of the week. Kirill spends an average of 16 minutes 16 seconds on the floor, during which time he averages 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks.

The winner will be announced shortly after the end of the VTB United League regular season.

In the previous two seasons, the winner of the “Best Young Player” award was another Loko center, Andrey Martyuk.

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