Previous Winners

Men

2007: Andrei Kirilenko
2006: Theo Papaloukas
2005: Dirk Nowitzki

Women

2007: Anete Jekabsone-Zogota
2006: Maria Stepanova
2005: Maria Stepanova

Young Men

2007: Ricky Rubio
2006: Rudy Fernandez
2005: Nikolaos Zisis

Young Women

2007: Sonja Petrovic
2006: Sandrine Gruda
2005: Anete Jekabsone


THE CANDIDATES - YOUNG WOMEN

Alba Torrens-Spain and Celta Vigo

Named to the Spanish national team which competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she was third on the team in scoring, averaging 7.7 points per contest.

Competes for club side Celta Vigo of Spain.

Aurime Rinkeviciute-Lithuania and TEO Vilnius

MVP of 2008 U18 European Championship Women where Lithuania won the gold medal.

Played 16 minutes per game for senior national team in qualifying for EuroBasket Women 2009.

Bahar Caglar-Turkey and Galatasaray

Led Turkey in points, rebounds and blocked shots at the 2008 U20 European Championship Women.

Saw significant action for Turkish senior national team in their successful qualification for EuroBasket Women 2009.

Diandra Tchatchouang-France

Named to the All-Tournament team at the 2008 U18 European Championship Women.

Averaged 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in leading France to a fourth place finish at 2008 U18 European Championship Women.

Frida Eldebrink-Sweden and Tarbes GB

Voted MVP of the 2008 U20 European Championship Women, Division B.

Averaged 14.0 points and 4.3 rebounds for senior national team in EuroBasket, Division B.

Gintare Petronyte-Lithuania and TEO Vilnius

Dominated at the U20 level in 2008, averaging 20.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game for Lithuania.

Averaged 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds for EuroLeague Women side TEO Vilnius.

Natalia Vieru-Russia and Spartak Moscow Region

Named MVP of the 2008 U20 European Championship Women, averaging 11.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

Competes domestically for EuroLeague Women defending champions Spartak Moscow Region.

Sabine Niedola-Latvia and Liepajas Metalurgs

Led Latvia to a sixth place finish at the U20 European Championship Women, turning in 17.8 points and 14.3 rebounds per contest.

Also competed for Latvia at the U18 European Championship Women, Division B where she led them to promotion, averaging 17.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Snezana Aleksic-Montenegro and ZKK Buducnost

Averaged 21.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists for Montenegro at the 2008 U20 European Championship Women.

Averaged 11.8 points and 2.4 rebounds for EuroCup Women side ZKK Buducnost.

Sonja Petrovic-Serbia and Spartak Moscow Region

Averaged 14.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for bronze medal winning Serbian side at the 2008 U20 European Championship Women.

Competed for EuroLeague power Bourges Basket, averaging 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.