Vital lands MVP honor for January-February
MUNICH (Germany) - Free scoring Legia Warszawa guard Christian Vital has been named as the FIBA Europe Cup MVP for January and February.
The 26-year-old - who leads the competition in scoring this season - averaged 26.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists since the action resumed in the New Year.
Vital added two more 30-point games to take his tally to four on the season; helping lift Legia into the Quarter-Finals, where they will take on Spanish side Surne Bilbao Basket over two legs.
This is not a re-post – this dude is irreplaceable. 🔒— FIBA Europe Cup (@FIBAEuropeCup) February 1, 2024
For the third time in the last 5 Gamedays @ItsSnipa makes the Team of the Week. 🔁
Once again he pushed @LegiaKosz one step closer to the #FIBAEuropeCup Quarter-Finals, scoring 30 points and combining for 37 EFF. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/1kbb7JcLYp
Vital brought in 2024 by hitting five three-pointers during his 31-point outing against Sporting CP, which was followed in the penultimate game of the Second Round when he dropped 30 in the win over Jonava CBet.
The red-hot guard also netted 22 points in the other two games against Bahcesehir College and in the return game against Sporting CP, with the latter resulting in a 99-86 win in Lisbon to seal their place in the next phase.
Vital also came up with 6 steals in the decisive victory to take his average to 2.5 per game in that department on the season, and has had multiple appearances in the weekly Top Performers list.
There were several other contenders with the two month's of action combined as there was just one round played in February. The competition will resume with the Play-Offs in March.