Nikola Djurisic may not have had the greatest statistics as he guided U18 Mega Mozzart Belgrade to its first-ever Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament title. But the veteran leader fought off some nagging injuries and delivered when it counted most – and it earned him the Most Valuable Player award.
Djurisic averaged 20 points per game to go with 4.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.3 steals for an index rating of 16.3 in helping Mega finally claim the trophy after losing in the ANGT Championship Game in 2017 and 2019.
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