Lior Eliyahu-Israel and Macabbi Tel Aviv
Though Eliyahu only got to play three games at EuroBasket 2009, they were three impressive games. The Tel Aviv native turned in 31 points, and six rebounds in an opening loss to Croatia, a game in which he hit 13 of 17 shots from two-point range and was a perfect five for five from the free throw line. He finished the Preliminary Round averaging 21.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest. For club side Macabbi Tel Aviv Eliyahu averaged 14 points and 6.6 rebounds in leading his team to a spot in the Top 16.