With the start of the new Euroleague season just around the corner (5/10), the top European competition has launched some specials to… warm up the crowd!
In one of them, the editor names her top 10 defenders Euroleaguei.e. those who are most likely to receive the relevant award at the end of the season.
There is also a double… Greek representation on the list. Specifically, in position number 5 is the Matias Lessor of Panathinaikos, while in second place o Thomas Walkup of Olympiakos.
“Lesor made a splash with Partizan last season using his energy to cause ‘chaos’ on the racquet and above the rim. Received the fourth most votes in the 2022-23 Defensive Player of the Year voting”notes the Euroleague about the French center.
“Walkup led the league in steals with 1.8 per game last season when he was runner-up in Defensive Player voting. He sets the tone for Olympiakos with his tenacious defense and endless effort.”reports about the “red and white” guard.
The Top-10 in detail:
10. Arnas Butkevicius (Zalgiris Kaunas)
9. Serge Ibaka (Bayern Munich)
8. Kyle Hines (Armani Milano)
7. Isaac Bonga (Bayern Munich)
6. Alexa Abramovic (Partizan)
5. Matias Lessor (Panathinaikos)
4. Alessandro Paiola (Virtus Bologna)
3. Thomas Walkup (Olympian)
2. John Brown (Monaco)
1. Eddie Tavares (Real Madrid)
Source: Sport Fm
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