Kirilenko – European player of the year 2007

Andrei KirilenkoFIBA Europe announced the winner of the European player of the year award. Andrei Kirilenko led Russia to European title last September and averaged 18 points per game. Although fan voted for Ramūnas Šiškauskas, basketball experts gave 1st place to Kirilenko. Last year award winner Dirk Nowitzki came second.

"Andrei Kirilenko is a deserving winner of this award," commented FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos.

"Very few people expected Russia to win the gold medal this summer and their eventual victory was due in large part to his stellar play."

"Andrei is one of the best players in the world and he proved that this summer in Spain," FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin said.

RANK

PLAYER

EXPERT VOTE

PUBLIC VOTE

  

  

  

POSITION

WEIGH. POS.

POSITION

WEIGH. P.

TOTAL

1

Andrei Kirilenko, Russia

1

0.7

4

1.2

1.9

2

Dirk Nowitzki, Germany

2

1.4

5

1.5

2.9

3

Jose Calderon, Spain

4

2.8

3

0.9

3.7

4

Tony Parker, France

3

2.1

9

2.7

4.8

5

Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Lithuania

7

4.9

1

0.3

5.2

6

Dimitris Diamantidis, Greece

5

3.5

6

1.8

5.3

7

Pau Gasol, Spain

6

4.2

7

2.1

6.3

8

Andris Biedrins, Latvia

9

6.3

2

0.6

6.9

9

Matjaz Smodis, Slovenia

8

5.6

10

3

8.6

10

Luol Deng, Great Britain

11

7.7

8

2.4

10.1

11

John Robert Holden, Russia

10

7

11

3.3

10.3

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