Euroleague Basketball announced the bwin MVP for the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague is Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Bjelica was presented the trophy for the top performer of the season by Ronny Nessim, Regional Manager at bwin.party digital entertainment, at the EFES Euroleague Awards Ceremony, one of the first official acts of the Final Four, at Casa de Correos on Thursday. The versatile forward, who was previously announced as a 2014-15 All-Euroleague First Team member, received more votes than any other player during the selection process. Euroleague Basketball conducted the voting among journalists and fans. Bjelica, who turned 27 last week, ranked fourth in the league in average performance index rating, but his 18.3 index rating was best among players on winning teams. It was the best season of Bjelica’s career as he helped Fenerbahce reach its first ever Final Four.
“I want to thank everybody who chose me for this and to my family for supporting me all these years,” he said after receiving the trophy. “This is a historic moment for my club and team, Fenerbahce Ulker. I also want to thank my teammates and coaches and everybody at Fenerbahce Ulker who made this happen. It really is a big honor and means a lot to me.”