The Top 10 European players of 2023

02/Jan/24 13:33 January 2, 2024

Cesare Milanti

02/Jan/24 13:33

From the EuroLeague MVP to the No.1 pick in the NBA Draft here are the European players who left their mark in 2023

By George Adamopoulos/

More than 30 years have passed since Drazen Petrovic and Detlef Schrempf were battling over who would have become the first European to compete in an All-Star Game.

Those were still the times when the existence of a European in the NBA was something sort of a dream. Of course, this has heavily changed, leaving very few top players for their whole careers in the old continent.

The NBA is constantly taking talent from Europe and, at the same time, most favorites for the MVP award are standout Europeans and international players. As we turn the page to a new year, Eurohoops ranked the best European players of 2023 with the majority of them thriving in the NBA and only one name spending the bulk of the season in the EuroLeague before moving to the USA.