Kristina King named Germany Bundesliga MVP for second straight season

by David Walls

ATHENS, Greece. -- MSP Bergische Loewen guard Kristina Puthoff-King (180-PG-92, college: Richmond) will be named Germany Bundesliga Most Valuable Player for a second straight season, according to league sources.

Sources told Eurobasket.com that the widely anticipated honor for King was announced Thursday. She has officially become the first back to back MVP.

King has been an overwhelming favorite to repeat as league MVP since the MSP Bergische Loewen's record-setting streak this season. The team went 12-0 -- surpassing the previous record for best start to a season by nine wins en route to a 14-4 mark that eclipsed the best record in team history.

She is the first unanimously chosen MVP in league history; becoming the first player to lead the league in points and assists with a career standing of 33-9. 

King swept the balloting thanks to a statistically dominant season that any guard has ever assembled.

She's the first player in league history at any position to average 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists per game over the course of a full season.

King also shattered the single-season German Bundesliga record for most triple doubles with 7 -- her previous record was 2 last season.

The 27-year-old will be the 1st player to win back-to-back MVP awards in the German 2.Bundesliga's 20-season existence. 

Kristina King:  2019-20 Germany Bundesliga awards:
- Germany Bundesliga Player of the Year
- Porsche Bensberg Player of the Year
- Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 1st Team
- Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Import Player of the Year
- Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Guard of the Year
- German Bundesliga Top Scorer (24.8)
- German Bundesliga Top Assists (6.9)
- Most Career Triple Doubles (7)

Tags : KRISTINA PUTHOFF-KING, MSP RHEINSTARS BERGISCHE LOEWEN, GERMAN BASKETBALL