The 16 teams of the competition give their own battles each week in order to climb as high as possible in the rankings and get a step closer to their goals.
Of course, everything will be decided by the big protagonists: the players themselves! Some shine more than others, they are the contenders for the MVP award on a weekly basis and they skyrocket their value.
Eurohoops presents the Top 3 players in every position with the main criteria being each player’s individual performance and his contribution to the team’s progress…
The following players were left out of the list at the last minute: Georgios Printezis, and Adrien Moerman.
1. Derrick Williams
Stats: 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 14.2 PIR
Derrick Williams’ transfer to Bayern caused a lot of noise and, as it turns out about three months later, it wasn’t just a move to impress but an essential addition. The second overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft came to Europe and the EuroLeague with a large appetite and his presence on the court fully vindicates the Germans’ management.
The American forward has managed to shine with performances that combine spectacle and great solutions for Bayern. After becoming familiar with the new style of play in the first few games, Williams skyrocketed his performance levels and, with 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and lots of energy on both ends of the court, he takes the team from Munich to a higher level.
Of course, he’s a characteristic value-for-money choice! Everyone at the German club describes him as an excellent professional who spends extra hours on the court every day and who influences all of his teammates with his mentality. It will be interesting to see in the future whether he will stay with Bayern or cash in his performances at a bigger club or return to the NBA!