Fan voting has ended for the sixth VTB United League All-Star Game in history. Following this, the players of the Astana basketball club Jaylen Barford, Anthony Hickey, and Maxim Marchuk entered the extended roster of the Stars of the World team, and Mark Tikhonenko was automatically included in the extended roster Team «Stars of Russia.»
In general, according to the voting results, an extended list of candidates consisting of 60 players became known. Of the eight Russian teams, the expanded list included the 3 most famous basketball players in the Russian Stars team and 3 in the World Stars team (1 basketball player from Nizhny Novgorod). Of the four non-Russian teams 3 basketball players enter the World Stars team (also including «Astana» and «Tsmoki-Minsk» — 1 basketball player to the Russian Stars team). At the second stage, representatives of the media will take part in the voting, who will form the final teams by 24 January.
The most popular players in the voting were Artem Zabelin (PARMA, 44.3% of the total votes) in the Russian Stars team and Eric McCollum in the World Stars team (Lokomotiv Kuban, 64.2% of the total number of votes).
The VTB United League All-Star Game will take place on 20 February in Moscow at the VTB Arena and will be held in the Stars of Russia format against the Stars of the World. Tickets are available for sale on the promo site - https://tickets.vtb-league.com
An extended list of players to participate in the All-Star Game has been published on the VTB United League website