Cape Verdean Edy Tavares is the Euroleague MVP

Edy Tavares in a Real Madrid game against Darussafaka Dogus in Istanbul

Cape Verdean center Edy Tavares (Real Madrid) was voted the most valuable player (MVP) in October

Cape Verdean basketball player Edy Tavares was voted the Euroleague MVP in October, with an average rating of 19.5.

Edy Tavares achieved an average of 10.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3 blocks in his four October games, but the evaluation also took into account other criteria, such as the ability to counter the opponents' moves.

The Euroleague pointed out that the 2.20m Cape Verdean center is the tallest player to receive the MVP award in more than 15 years.