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Kasparas Jakucionis named MVP at Euroleague Adidas Next Generation Belgrade

After leading FC Barcelona to first place, Kasparas Jakucionis was crowned Most Valuable Player at the Euroleague Adidas Next Generation qualifier in Belgrade, Serbia.

The young Lithuanian picked up where he left off from last year’s ANGT Zadar tournament, taking home his second MVP honour in a row.

Jakucionis averaged 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals in Barcelona’s flawless qualifying campaign in Belgrade, booking them a spot in the final four in Berlin.

The 6’4 guard did not miss a single free throw throughout the tournament (27/27) and shot an impressive 66.7% from the field.

The Tournament

Barcelona dismantled Hapoel Yehuda Tel Aviv in their tournament opener, beating them by 36 points in a quiet start for Jakucionis, who only notched eight points.

Their star guard came alive a day later when the Spanish side blew out Partizan Belgrade with the MVP picking up 22 points on an efficient outing.

Barca was tested by Mega MIS Belgrade in a closely fought battle, with the Spaniards eventually triumphing 89-83 to secure their place in the event’s final.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan stood between Jakucionis and co’s place in Berlin and the Lithuanian exploded in a near triple double performance, ending the game with 24 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in an 85-104 victory.

Up next

We’re halfway through the ANGT qualifiers with FC Barcelona set to join rivals Real Madrid in Berlin’s final four.

Next up is ANGT Dubai which tips off on March 22nd and concludes on the 24th. The final qualifier in Paris takes place from the 5th to the 7th April

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