Vasilije Micic completed a historic season on Sunday by lifting Anadolu Efes Istanbul to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague championship for the first time in club history. A few minutes later, Micic had another trophy for his case after being chosen Final Four MVP. The 27-year-old guard also received a 1 million travel miles award from Turkish Airlines’ passenger loyalty program Miles&Smiles.
Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. Ilker Ayci said, “I would want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Anadolu Efes for the great times it provided us during our organization, as well as the championship cup they delivered to our nation. I congratulate Vasilije Micic who became the Most Valuable Player of the Final Four. We will continue to promote the Turkish Airlines brand, which has long been associated with important organizations and clubs in a variety of sports.”
Micic was a natural choice as not only did he lead Efes in scoring in both games at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, but his averages of 25.0 points, 5.5 assists and a PIR of 27.0 were the most at this season’s Final Four, too. He also became the fifth player in competition history to capture both the EuroLeague MVP and Final Four MVP trophies in the same season. He joins Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos Athens, 2011), Vassilis Spanoulis (Olympiacos Piraeus, 2013), Nando De Colo (CSKA Moscow, 2016) and Luka Doncic (2018, Real Madrid) in that distinguished group.