The start of the 2023-24 BKT EuroCup season is right around the corner. Only one of the hundreds of players who take the floor in the competition this season will take home the MVP trophy. Here are 10 leading candidates for that honor going into the season.
Ondrej Balvin, Prometey Slobozhanske
Balvin was one of the biggest inside forces in the EuroCup last season, averaging 9.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists. The 2.17-meter Czech center has plenty of experience, as he enters his seventh season in the EuroCup. The 31-year-old shot 63% on two-pointers and grabbed 2.5 offensive rebounds per game in 2022-23.
Jaka Blazic, Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
Blazic has been one of the pillars of Cedevita’s return to prominence, playing three seasons in the EuroCup before spending last year with Turkish side Bahcesehir College. The 33-year-old is back with Cedevita and one of the team leaders.
J'Covan Brown, Hapoel Shlomo Tel Aviv
Brown is spending his seventh season in Israel and third with Tel Aviv. The 33-year-old has hardly slowed down as he averaged 12.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and a EuroCup-best 6.7 assists last season.