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]

Sergio Rodríguez was the Liga ACB Rising Star in 2005.
Ricky Rubio was the Liga ACB Rising Star in 2007.

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 Spain Brad Oleson Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada
2009–10 Republic of Macedonia 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]

Luka Dončić was the Liga ACB Best Young Player in 2017.

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]
2016–17 Slovenia Luka Dončić Real Madrid [5]

All-ACB Best Young Players Team[edit]

Season Players Teams
2013–14[6] 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[7] 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[8] 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
2016–17[9] Slovenia Luka Dončić (2×) Real Madrid
Spain Alberto Abalde Divina Seguros Joventut
Latvia Rolands Šmits Montakit Fuenlabrada
Bulgaria Aleksandar Vezenkov FC Barcelona Lassa
Latvia Anžejs Pasečņiks Herbalife Gran Canaria

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ya puedes votar el MVP Orange y el Mejor Joven; ACB.com, 30 April 2014
  2. ^ "Guillem Vives, Mejor Joven de la Liga Endesa 2013-14" [Guillem Vives, Best Young of 2013-14 Endesa League]. acb.com (in Spanish). 20 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dani Díez, Mejor Jugador Joven de la Liga Endesa 2014-15" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 19 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Juancho Hernangómez, Mejor Joven de la Liga Endesa 2015-16" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 17 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Luka Doncic, Mejor Joven de la Liga Endesa 2016-17" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 17 May 2017. 
  6. ^ Mejor Quinteto Joven de la Liga Endesa 2013-14; ACB.com, 20 May 2014
  7. ^ Mejor Quinteto Joven de la Liga Endesa 2014-15; ACB.com, 19 May 2015
  8. ^ Mejor Quinteto Joven de la Liga Endesa 2015-16; ACB.com, 16 May 2016
  9. ^ "Mejor Quinteto Joven de la Liga Endesa 2016-17" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 17 May 2017. 

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