Greek guard Vassilis Spanoulis was the best player in Europe in 2013
French Tony Parker was voted the best European player in 2013
Greek coach of Olympiacos Pireus Giorgos Bartzokas was selected Coach of the Year 2013
Traditionally at the end of each year
Eurobasket announces the European awards for the last year.
It's the 12th such ranking prepared by Eurobasket.com staff. Eurobasket
has a network of almost 300 correspondents, while most of them are
located in Europe and participated in preparing the ranking below.
We have the policy of not involving the fans as it may influence the
final ranking and instead of that we rely on the opinions of experts.
The votes were made in two categories: All-Europe and All-Europeans.
All-Europe ranking applies to the players, who played in European
leagues in last (12-13) and this (13-14) season, so it may apply also to
non-European players, who played as imports in Europe.
All-Europeans category applies only to Europeans, but also these, who
played overseas (mostly in NBA).
The Player of the Year award went to
Vassilis Spanoulis (193-SG-82) of Olympiakos Pireus. Like in
previous year Spanoulis and his team conquer the Europe and won
Euroleague title for the second time in the row. Spanoulis scored 22
points against Real Madrid in Euroleague final and that gave him the MVP
award of 2012/2013 Euroleague season. That is his third MVP award in
Euroleague. Olympiakos won the game 100:88 after an amazing comeback.
Vassilis Spanoulis is also the Best Point Guard of the Year. 30-year old
Greek guard can play on both point and shooting guard, but his main spot
is usually point guard as he can pass the ball well to his teammates.
Shooting Guard of the year is
Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89) from Fenerbahce Ulker. He proved that
he is the player for big teams because he has been playing great in
three previous season. In October this year he re-signed for Fenerbahce
Ulker after short time spent in Brooklyn Nets and he is the main factor
in Zeljko Obradovic team. In season 2013/14 he led his team in 9-1 in
Euroleague and also won the Turkish Cup and Supercup. Bojan Bogdanovic
also was the main player for Croatian National Team at Eurobasket in
Slovenia this year where he avarged 17.5 points per game and led his
national team to the semifinals.
Award for the best Small Forward of the Year goes to
Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) from Real Madrid. Another amazing year
for superstar from Spain. He won ACB League with his team, played in
Euroleague final and also won the Supercup of Spain (he was the MVP).
With his national team he won Bronze medal at Eurobasket in Slovenia in
Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) of Real Madrid was named the best Power
Forward of the Year and also All-Europe 1st Team. He had an amazing year
at Real Madrid like his teammate Rudy Fernandez. The Spanish team is
still undefeated in 13/14 season as they are now 25-0 in all
Again, like in previous year, award for the best Center of the Year goes
Nenad Krstic (212-C-83), big man from CSKA Moscow. Last year his
team made it to the Euroleague's Final4 and won PBL and VTB league.
This year Coach of the Year award goes to Greek coach
Giorgos Bartzokas who led Olympiacos to the title in Euroleague last
Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82), the superstar from San Antonio, was named
All-Europeans Player of the Year 2013. Obviously he received also the
award for the best Point Guard of the Year. Tony Parker led his national
team to the top of the Europe as French National Team won Gold medal at
Eurobasket in Slovenia. Tony Parker was unanimously named MVP of the
This year our correspondents selected
Nicolas Batum (6'8''-SF-88) as the Small Forward of the Year.
Nicolas was one of the main contributors for French National Team at
Eurobasket in Slovenia averaging impressive 11.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.3apg,
1.0spg and 1.1bpg. He is also one of the leaders of Portland Trail
Blazers who play very well in this season.
At Power Forward position we have
Dirk Nowitzki (7'0''-F-78) from the Dallas Mavericks. German legend
decided not to participate in European Championships this year, but he
was still the best player on his position.
The best Center position goes to the younger of Gasol brothers -
Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85). Spanish big man is curently considered as
the top center in the NBA with great court vision as for his size.
Moreover, he was named All-NBA Defensive Player of the Year and All-NBA
2nd Team in 2013. He also shined at Eurobasket with 13.9ppg, 7.8rpg and
2.2apg. Of course he was selected the Best Center of the tournament.
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