Neptunas stand-out Butkevicius named October MVP
Enjoying a breakout season under coach Kazys Maksvytis in Neptunas, Arnas Butkevicius snatched up the Betsafe LKL Player of the Month award for October and became the second player from the Klaipeda club to claim the monthly honors this season.
"There's no magic involved here," the player revealed. "I just feel good on the team and that's the merit of the coach. The style of play he's trying to implement also helps. I have also worked a lot individually. A lot of slight details added up."
The 25-year-old swingman averaged an efficiency of 25.5 last month, with no other Betsafe LKL player coming even close to challenging him.
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In spite of not being high up on the scoring list with a 12.5 point average, Butkevicius was highly impactful in other ways, grabbing 6.5 rebounds, dishing out 4.2 assists and coming away with 3.3 steals per game.
The players was to the Lithuanian national team's preliminary squad for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers which are set to tip off later in November.
The Team of the Month also features his teammate Juan Palacios, who won the award in September, Malcolm Grant of Nevezis, Alejandro Hernandez of Dzukija and Ksistof Lavrinovic Lavrinovic of Lietkabelis.