The 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season is already in its fifth month of action and many young talents have shown what they are capable of. In order to be eligible for this year's Rising Star award, a player must have been 21 years of age or younger entering this season and been born after July 1, 2000. This is our selection of the top candidates – in alphabetical order – in the race to receive this trophy, which is chosen by EuroLeague head coaches at the end of the campaign.
Rokas Jokubaitis, FC Barcelona
Jokubaitis was named as the EuroLeague Rising Star last season and he has a chance to be the fourth player to hear his name called for a second consecutive year, following Nikola Mirotic, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Luka Doncic. So far this season, he is averaging 5.2 points on 42.9% shooting from three-point range, 2.2 assists and a PIR of 5.6. In the last six games, though, Jokubaitis has boosted his numbers up to 8.7 points, going 62.5% on his three-pointers, along with 2.8 assists and a 10.0 PIR. Fast, athletic and with a really high basketball IQ, Jokubaitis is even more dangerous with an extra year of experience.