It’s official – young gun Goga Bitadze of Budućnost VOLI is the best young player of the season in the ABA League, as won this title in the voting contest of the head coaches of ABA League teams, ABA League fans and the ABA League commission.
The excellent center of the Podgorica side, who began the season with Mega Bemax has finished the voting with a total of 42% combined votes, ahead of Boriša Simanić of Crvena zvezda mts, who had 24% and Luka Šamanić of Petrol Olimpija, who finished the voting with 15,5% of combined votes.
To determine the final results of the voting, the votes of the ABA League head coaches counted 60%, the votes of the fans 30% and the votes of the ABA League Commission 10%.
Let’s mention that Goga Bitadze was the best in votings of both fans and head coaches of the ABA League sides, which makes his achievement even more impressive. He also got the vote of the ABA League commission.
For Goga Bitadze this has been the second season in the ABA League and first with Budućnost VOLI and it has for sure been the one in which he gained full affirmation, as he became the undisputed leader of both of his squads, for which he played this season. The 19-year old was averaging 16.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 0.9 assists and a valuation of 20 per game, which is also the third highest valuation amongst all players this season in the ABA League. Therefore, we can conclude that he has earned himself the Top Prospect title fully deservedly!
Check out some of the best plays of Goga Bitadze during the 2018/19 season: