The 20-year-old Nikola Mirotic has been voted Rising Star by Euroleague head coaches. Montenegrin forward who also hold Spanish passport was signed by Real Madrid five years ago but has shown that he can be useful the age of 20 already.
Mirotic helped his team qualify for the Final Four for the first time in 15 years averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in op 16 stage.
He finished the game with an index rating of at least 24 three times this season. Two of those performances came in the Top 16.
The best game for Mirotic in Euroleague so far was a clash with Partizan in noisy Belgrade Arena as he scored 13 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and had an index ranking of 27.
Top five young players in Euroleague as voted by Euroleague head coaches:
#1 Nikola Mirotic (Real Madrid)
#2 Victor Claver (Valencia)
#3 Jan Vesely (Partizan)
#4 Jonas Valanciunas (Lietuvos Rytas)
#5 Bojan Bogdanovic (Cibona)
#- Nihad Djedovic (Lottomatica)