In the first half of the 2022-23 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season, some young players established themselves as budding stars. It is hard to recall a EuroCup season in which so many young players did so well. Not all of them are eligible for the EuroCup Rising Star award, but here is a list of players aged 23 or younger who have stood out: some taking a step forwards, others making an impact in their EuroCup debuts.
Onuralp Bitim, Frutti Extra Bursaspor
Bitim already proved his value last season, helping Bursaspor go all the way to the EuroCup Championship Game. Full of confidence and energy, Bitim is an all-around swingman able to read the passing lanes for steals, ignite the crowd with explosive dunks, or pull the trigger with unlimited range. At age 23, he is the competition's third-best scorer (18.4 ppg.) and leads the 2022-23 EuroCup in fouls drawn at 6.6 per night. Bitim also ranks fifth in PIR at 18.9 per game. The sky is the limit for him, as he is taking giant steps forward each season.