Kirilenko named Euroleague’s MVP for October

CSKA Moscow forward Andrey Kirilenko has been declared the most valuable player in the Basketball Euroleague in October.

­The Armymen maintain a 100 percent result in the competition after two wins in as many games, with Kirilenko the key figure on the court.

Euroleague’s official website has called the 30-year-old’s display in the opener against Zalgiris Kaunas a “monster performance” as he bagged 17 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks.

At the moment, the Russian leads the 2011-12 Euroleague in performance index rating average (30), rebounding (9.5 rpg.) and blocks (2.5 bpg.) and is also tied for fifth place in assists (5.5 apg.).
AK-47 is to receive his award at an upcoming CSKA Moscow home game against Spanish side Unicaja on November 16.

Kirilenko returned to CSKA this season after a decade with Utah Jazz. He signed a three-year deal with the Moscow team, which can be terminated if he gets a good offer from the NBA, which is now on the lockout.

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