Eurohoops picks for the Basketball Champions League Star Lineup

2021-04-29T12:48:23+00:00 2021-04-30T15:35:57+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

29/Apr/21 12:48

Eurohoops.net

The 2020-21 Basketball Champions League has seen many players step up to the occasion but some have stood apart and they’ll be the ones grabbing the Star Lineup honors

By Stefanos Tatsios / info@eurohoops.net

Another season of the Basketball Champions League is coming to an end with the most exciting part, the Final Eight Tournament, being all that’s left.

It’s been a very competitive season so far with many teams being in the race for a Final Eight ticket but a few stood apart as did their leading star players.

No doubt that those are the ones who will take the MVP and Star Lineup honors, and Eurohoops editors made their prediction picks on who exactly will be named to the best five.

CJ Harris / Hapoel Unet-Credit Holon (14/18 votes)

Stefanos Dedas’ Hapoel Holon was one of the pleasant surprises in this year’s Basketball Champions League and with CJ Harris being one of its leaders, he managed to qualify for the Final Eight in Novgorod.

The American guard, who was voted by the 14 editors of Eurohoops for the top five of the year, proved in numbers that he was unstoppable and one of the best guards, logging 18.3 points and 4.3 assists on average.

Kasey Shepherd / Nizhny Novgorod (18/18 votes)

The absolute protagonist of this year’s BCL was Nizhny’s Kasey Shepherd as he played a huge role for the Russians to make a great run in the playoffs and become the first participants of the Final Eight, which they’ll also host this year.

The American “killer” was justifiably voted by all 18 Eurhoops editors who took part in the voting for a place in the top five, something that is also confirmed by his averages in the tournament (18.1 points, 4.9 assists, 3.8 rebounds), and at the same time has high hopes to become the MVP of the regular season.

Bonzie Colson / SIG Strasbourg (14/18 votes)

Strasbourg managed to qualify for another final phase of the Basketball Champions League after two season and this was achievable primarily due to one of the best small forward of the tournament, Bonzie Colson.

Colson has been on fire throughout the season with a number of big performances and, as evidenced by his deeds in defense and offense (19.1 points, 6.3 rebounds), he will without a doubt have a spot in the best five.

Raymar Morgan / Pinar Karsiyaka (13/18 votes)

The frontcourt of many teams this season have been impressive but one of the best was undoubtedly Karsiyaka’s with Raymar Morgan who seemed unstoppable in the paint.

The American big with 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists led the Turks to the Final Eight in the last game of the playoffs and now reaps the fruits of his great performances with a highly likely place in the best five of the regular season.

Giorgi Shermadini / Lenovo Tenerife (16/18 votes)

In recent years, Giorgi Sermandini has become synonymous with the title of the best center in the competition. The Georgian center proved this year once again that he is an elite big.

The former center of Panathinaikos and Olympiakos this year counts on average 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and two assists and has rarely come across anyone who can slow him down low.

* Players who also received votes for the best five:

Omar Prewitt / ERA Nymburk- 3/18 votes

Jaseil Rivero / Hereda San Pablo Burgos – 2/18 votes

Kyle Wiltjer / Turk Telekom – 2/18 votes

Alex Renfroe / Hereda San Pablo Burgos – 1/18 votes

Omar Cook / Hereda San Pablo Burgos – 1/18 votes

Kyle Allman / Nizhny Novgorod – 1/18 votes

Nick Johnson / Turk Telekom – 1/18 votes

Dylan Ennis / Casademont Zaragoza – 1/18 votes

Retin Obasohan / ERA Nymburk – 1/18 votes

The complete votes of Eurohoops editors:

Author Guard Guard Guard / Forward Forward Center
Aris Barkas CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Kyle Wiltjer Giorgi Shermadini
Lefteris Moutis CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Stavros Barbaroussis Kasey Shepherd Kyle Allman CJ Harris Bonzie Colson Giorgi Shermadini
John Rammas CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Omar Prewitt Reymar Morgan
Dimitris Minaretzis Kasey Shepherd Nick Johnson Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Stefanos Tatsios CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Evaggelos Papadimitriou CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Jasiel Rivero Giorgi Shermadini
Achilleas Mavrodontis CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Kyle Wiltjer Giorgi Shermadini
Antonis Strogylakis CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Antigoni Zachari Kasey Shepherd Dylan Ennis Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Stefan Djordjevic CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Stelios Toromanidis CJ Harris Omar Cook Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan
Semih Tuna CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Omar Prewitt Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Bugra Uzar CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Alex Madrid CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Jasiel Rivero Giorgi Shermadini
Alex Molina Kasey Shepherd Alex Renfroe Dylan Ennis Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Konstantinos Ioakeimidis CJ Harris Kasey Shepherd Omar Prewitt Raymar Morgan Giorgi Shermadini
Giannis Askounis Retin Obasohan Kasey Shepherd Bonzie Colson Raymar Morgan Giorgi Sermandini