Nikola Pekovic-Montenegro and Panathinaikos

This 2.10m big man proved he is coming into his own in 2009, helping to lead club side Panathinaikos to the Euroleague title, and taking an even more formidable role for Montenegro who earned a spot in Division A for EuroBasket 2011. Pekovic averaged 13 points for Panathinaikos while for Montenegro he led the team in scoring and rebounding, including a pair of impressive performances in a home and away tie with Sweden that clinch their spot in Division A.

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