Juan Carlos Navarro-Spain and Regal FC Barcelona
Like many of the players on this list Juan Carlos Navarro spent most of 2009 playing under the bright lights of the biggest stages in basketball. Navarro averaged 13.2 points and 2.6 assists per game at EuroBasket 2009 as Spain captured their first ever EuroBasket gold medal.
2009 also saw his return to his former club FC Barcelona after a stint in the NBA. For the Catalan side he averaged 14.7 points and 3.6 assists per game in helping to lead them all the way to the Final Four.