ACB Best Young Player Award

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The ACB Best Young Player Award, previously known as the ACB Rising Star Award, from 2005 to 2013, is an award for the top-tier professional basketball league in Spain, the Spanish ACB League. The award has been given since the 2004–05 ACB season.

Currently, to be eligible for the award, players must be 22 years old or younger, and must have played in at least half of the league's games during the season, with an average playing time per game of at least 10 minutes.[1] An All-ACB Best Young Players Team is also chosen.

Rising Star award winners (2004–13)[edit]

The following is a list of the all-time ACB Rising Star Award winners.

Season Player Team
2004–05 Spain Sergio Rodríguez Adecco Estudiantes
2005–06 Spain Carlos Suárez Adecco Estudiantes
2006–07 Spain Ricky Rubio DKV Joventut
2007–08 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Teletović TAU Cerámica
2008–09 United States Brad Oleson Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada
2009–10 United States Richard Hendrix CB Granada
2010–11 Mexico Gustavo Ayón Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
2011–12 United States Micah Downs Assignia Manresa
2012–13 Tunisia Salah Mejri Blu:sens Monbús

Best Young Player award winners (2013–present)[edit]

The following is a list of the all-time ACB Best Young Player Award winners.

Season Player Team Ref.
2013–14 Spain Guillem Vives FIATC Joventut [2]
2014–15 Spain Dani Díez Gipuzkoa Basket [3]
2015–16 Spain Juancho Hernangómez Movistar Estudiantes [4]

All-ACB Best Young Players Team[edit]

Season Players Teams
2013–14[5] Spain Guillem Vives FIATC Joventut
Spain Álex Abrines FC Barcelona
Sweden Markus Eriksson La Bruixa d'Or
Latvia Kristaps Porziņģis Cajasol
Cape Verde Walter Tavares Herbalife Gran Canaria
2014–15[6] Spain Guillem Vives (2) Valencia Basket
Spain Álex Abrines (2) FC Barcelona
Spain Dani Díez Gipuzkoa Basket
Latvia Kristaps Porziņģis (2) Baloncesto Sevilla
Spain Willy Hernangómez Baloncesto Sevilla
2015–16[7] Slovenia Luka Dončić Real Madrid
Sweden Ludde Håkanson Baloncesto Sevilla
Spain Santiago Yusta Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro
Spain Juancho Hernangómez Movistar Estudiantes
Spain Willy Hernangómez (2) Real Madrid

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