Be assured that Per Günther has heard it often enough: too short, not a good enough shot for the top-level. The speedy point guard has upped his game despite these naysayers to become a stand-out performer in the BEKO BBL and in Eurocup for ratiopharm Ulm. Proficient in pick-and-roll and fearless when attacking the basket, he formed a great duo with league MVP John Bryant and many consider his injury in the semi-finals the main reason Ulm did not return to the finals. In a small market team like Ulm and with the trust the club and coaches have put into him for years, Günther has paid them back with success and is now a force to be reckoned with. Expect him to log plenty of minutes for Germany this summer, frustrating opponents with his sticky defence and big heart on offence.