The 2nd stage of voting on the compositions for the "Match of Stars" of the United League has begun

The Basketball United League, with the help of fan voting, has determined a list of 60 candidates for participation in the traditional “Star Game”, which will be held on February 20 in Moscow. At the second, decisive stage of voting, the leading media, including Rossiyskaya Gazeta, will express their opinion on the composition.

At the first stage, fans voted for a whole month through one of the popular social networks, the official media partner of the VTB United League. In Russian clubs, three of our and foreign players were determined, in foreign – three basketball players, and here a few Russians fell into the “list of 60” automatically.

Mark Tikhonenko (“Astana”), Artem Kuzmin (“Tsmoki-Minsk”) and Latvian Rolands Freimanis, playing for Nizhny Novgorod, were on the candidate list for the media without a vote. In the team of the head coach of the Serbian national team Zoran Lukic, the Balts are now the only legionnaire.

The League also faced the fact that two players who got into the coveted triples from the clubs, during the voting, had already left their teams for various reasons. These are the Americans Quinn Cook (“Lokomotiv Kuban”) and Davion Berry, who played for the Estonian “Kalev”. They were automatically replaced by legionnaires who took fourth place in terms of the number of votes.

The leaders in terms of the number of votes as a percentage of the number of respondents who chose players in a particular club were: “Stars of Russia” – the center of the Perm “Parma” Artem Zabelin (44.3%), “Stars of the World” – an American attacking defender of the Krasnodar ” Lokomotiv-Kuban” Eric McCollum (64.2%).

The list of candidates for the Stars of Russia team includes 26 players (three each from eight of our clubs, plus the already mentioned Tikhonenko and Kuzmin). 34 basketball players apply for a place in the World Stars team, more than half of them (18) are Americans. The remaining 16 candidates were distributed as follows by country: 3 – Belarus, 2 each – Canada, Serbia and Croatia, 1 each – Georgia, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Estonia.

All-Star Candidates

CSKA – defenders Alexey Shved, Ivan Ukhov, forward Joel Bolomboy; h. Gabriel Iffe Lundberg (Denmark), m. Tornike Shengelia (Georgia), Will Clyburn (USA).

UNICS (Kazan) – h. Artem Komolov, f. Andrey Vorontsevich, Dmitry Uzinsky; h. Isaiah Kanan (USA), m. Mario Hezonja (Croatia), John Brown (USA).

“Avtodor” (Saratov) – з. Vitalius Pranauskis, Eugene Kolesnikov, f. Anton Kvitkovskikh; with. Philip Scrubb (Canada), Kenny Cherry (Canada), f. Zeljko Sakic (Croatia).

“Zenith” (St. Petersburg) – h. Dmitry Kulagin, f. Sergey Karasev, Andrey Zubkov; Billy Baron (USA), Jordan Loyd (USA), m. Jordan Miki (USA).

“Parma” (Perm Territory) – h. Evgeny Voronov, f. Nikolai Zhmako, center Artem Zabelin; h. Adas Yushkevicius (Lithuania), Jeremiah Hill (USA), c. Artem Parakhovsky (Belarus).

Lokomotiv-Kuban (Krasnodar) – h. Vladislav Yemchenko, f. Stanislav Ilnitsky, Andrey Martyuk; h. Eric McCollum (USA), m. Jonathan Motley (USA), c. Alan Williams (USA).

BC “Nizhny Novgorod” – з. Ivan Strebkov, Maxim Lichutin, f. Anton Astapkovich; f. Rolands Freimanis (Latvia).

“Yenisei” (Krasnoyarsk) – h. Timofey Yakushin, f. Alexander Gudumak, Vladislav Trushkin; h. Brinton Lemar (USA), Casper Ware (USA), m. Darral Willis (USA).

“Kalev” (Tallinn, Estonia) – h. Jequan Lewis (USA), Silas Melson (USA), c. Rauno Nurger (Estonia).

“Astana” (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) – f. Mark Tikhonenko; h. Jalen Barford (USA), Anthony Hickey (USA), Maxim Marchuk (Kazakhstan).

“Tsmoki-Minsk” (Minsk, Belarus) – f. Artem Kuzmin; h. Vladislav Bliznyuk (Belarus), Jason Clark (USA), m. Evgeny Belyankov (Belarus).

Zielona Góra (Poland) – h. Nemanja Nenadic (Serbia), f. Krzysztof Sulima (Poland), c. Dragan Apich (Serbia).

Note: The teams are listed in the order in which they currently appear in the League standings (ranked by win percentage).

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