Nikola Jokić of Mega Leks is selected for the best young player of the 2014/15 season, his second in the regional competition with the team from Sremska Mitrovica. At the end of his dominant season he was also named the MVP of the regular season.


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Photo: Mega Leks/Jovan Azdejković


Another future star is made in the ABA League and it is Nikola Jokić of Mega Leks, the best young player of the season, who receives the Top Prospect award of the regional competition for the 2014/15.

From the very beginning Jokić made it clear to everyone that he will mark this season, his second in the ABA League with Mega Leks. In the first round, he had the overall index rating 44 in the game between Mega Leks and MZT Skopje Aerodrom… It turned out that it was the highest valuation of any player on a single game in the entire season! Only three players managed to reach index 40 after that: Dejan Musli,Alen Omić and it is not diffucult to guess the name of the third one… of course it is Nikola Jokić.

Talented power forward played 24 out of 26 games in ABA League, and only three times he failed to reach double figures in valuation column! He collected 4 MVP of the round awards in the process. Speaking about the overall player index rankings, Jokić finished on the 1st spot with 527 index points, which is 22 per game which made him the regular season MVP as well. Also, it is worth mentioning that the hero of our story is also the best rebounder of the league! Jokić grabbed 222 rebounds in the season, which is 9.25 per game!

The Top Prospect trophy replaces the Most Improved Player award, that was handed to Dario Šarić of Cibona last season and that recognizes the best ABA League player of the season who was younger than the age of 22 on July 1 on the summer before the season started.