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Tavares is the league's MVP for January

NEWS STORY. 31/01/2023

The centre averaged 26.8 PIR in the five games played, and shares the award with Shermadini.

Walter Tavares was named Endesa League MVP for January. The Real Madrid centre averaged 16.2 points (86.1% from two-point range), 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 3.2 blocks and 26.8 PIR in the five games played. The man from Cape Verde will share the award with Lenovo Tenerife's centre Shermadini.

Tavares got the month off to a great start with a double-double against Barça in the Clásico in round 14 with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 30 PIR. In the next game, he scored 21 points without a miss, five blocks and 25 PIR in the win against Gran Canaria. In the away game against Covirán Granada, he repeated his double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists for 28 PIR.

In the home victory over Río Breogán, he scored 15 points, took 7 rebounds, stole two balls and made three blocks, achieving 31 PIR. And in the last game of January, our center scored 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks and 20 PIR against Baxi Manresa.

His statistics this season
In 17 league games, Tavares is averaging 11.6 points (69.3% from two-point range), 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 2.3 blocks and 18.8 PIR in 21:33 minutes of play. He is the top blocker in the competition and the second highest ranked player in the league.