First ELPA Players’ Choice Awards’ winners are known

First ELPA Players’ Choice Awards’ winners are known

ELPA presented the first annual Players’ Choice Awards. The winners in nine different categories were selected exclusively by EuroLeague players.

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “MOST VALUABLE PLAYER”: Vasilije Micic (58.9% of votes)
”Best performing individual, who also had the biggest impact on his team’s overall play”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “BEST DEFENDER”: Walter Tavares (33.9% of votes)
”Most dominant defensive player with the biggest impact on his team’s defensive play”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “BEST YOUNG PLAYER”: Rokas Jokubaitis (39.3% of votes)
”Best performing young player (U-22)”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “MOST CLUTCH PLAYER”: Cory Higgins (44.6% of votes)
”A player that best performed under pressure and when games were on the line”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “MOST IMPROVED PLAYER”: Achille Polonara (42.9% of votes)
”A player that has shown biggest improvement from his previous EuroLeague season”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “BEST 6TH MAN”: Will Clyburn (33.9% of votes)
”A player that started more than half of EuroLeague regular season games from the bench and had biggest impact on his team’s overall play”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “MOST RESPECTED PLAYER”: Kyle Hines (69.6% of votes)
”A player that earned most respect and embodied a true role model, on and off the court”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “BEST NEWCOMER”: Dyshawn Pierre (44.6% of votes)
”Best performing individual who played his first season in EuroLeague”

2021 ELPA Players’ Choice Award “FAIR PLAY”: Nick Calathes (37.5% of votes)
”A player with exemplary behavior on the court, promoting the spirit of fair play and showing qualities such as fairness and respect”