Kostas Papanikolaou – Greece and Olympiacos
The 2.01 small forward played only a limited role on the star-packed Olympiacos roster last season. He indicated early that this season would be different as he played solid minutes and filled the score sheet for the Greek giants in the first games. He used his last year on U20 level to underline his exceptional status with 13.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as well as 2.4 steals per game, third in the tournament. Falling short in the Final will only be extra motivation.