2023-24 BKT All-EuroCup Second Team

2023-24 BKT All-EuroCup Second Team

The five players selected to the All-EuroCup Second Team through voting by fans, media, head coaches and team captains.

The countdown to the 2024 BKT EuroCup Finals is underway. However, before a champion is crowned, it is only fitting to stop and salute the standout performers who made the 2023-24 season a resounding success. The five players selected to the All-EuroCup Second Team through voting by fans, media, head coaches and team captains are all first-time honorees who led their respective teams into the BKT EuroCup Playoffs.

Andres Feliz, Joventut Badalona: His third EuroCup campaign was the best yet for Joventut guard Andres Feliz. The 26-year-old ranked sixth in the EuroCup this season in assists (5.1 apg.) and third in steals (2.1 spg.). He also led Joventut in scoring (14.7 ppg.) and was second in rebounds (4.7 rpg.). Feliz was at his best in the eighthfinals when he led Joventut to a 79-88 road win at ratiopharm Ulm with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. His 12 baskets made in that game tied for the most by any player in a game this season and helped Feliz earn the Eighthfinals MVP honor.

Patrick Richard, U-BT Cluj-Napoca: Cluj captain Patrick Richard was among the most dangerous sixth men in the EuroCup this season. He was near the top of the team in scoring (11.4 ppg.), assists (3.8 apg.) and PIR (13.1) in helping Cluj finish second in Group B and reach the EuroCup Quarterfinals for the first time. Richard was one of only two players to shoot at least 68.8% on two-pointers and 42.0% on threes. The 34-year-old, who is in his fifth season with Cluj, is the fifth oldest All-EuroCup selection in the past decade.

Emanuel Cate, U-BT Cluj-Napoca: One of the most consistent players for Cluj, Emanuel Cate was a force in the paint. He posted 9.0 points and 4.4 rebounds during Cluj’s 13-win regular season. Cate was among the team leaders in PIR (11.6), total two-pointers made (66) and accuracy (66.0%). He posted PIRs in double figures in all but five regular-season games. Cate had his best game in Round 17 with a club record and a career-high 38 PIR in a key win at Gran Canaria. He received MVP of the Round honors for that performance.

Nadir Hifi, Paris Basketball: Nadir Hifi broke out as one of the top young players in Europe in his debut season in the competition. Going into the 2024 BKT EuroCup Finals with Paris, he ranks fourth in the competition in scoring (16.9 ppg.), second in three-pointers made (52), and fourth in free-throw accuracy (95.3%). His 30.6 points per 40 minutes were by far the best of all EuroCup players this season. Hifi has made multiple three-pointers in all but four games. He has scored more than 10 points in 20 of his 21 appearances and had at least 20 seven times, all off the bench.

Deividas Sirvydis, 7Bet Lietkabelis: The leading scorer in the 2023-24 BKT EuroCup was Deividas Sirvydis of Lietkabelis with 18.9 points per game. He scored at least 20 points in nine of his 16 appearances in this, his fourth season in the competition. Sirvydis knocked down an average of 2.8 three-pointers per game, which was the second-most in the EuroCup, and did so with 42.3% accuracy. He led Lietkabelis with an average PIR of 17.8 and was third on the team with 4.4 rebounds. Sirvydis becomes the first Lietkabelis player ever named to an All-EuroCup team.

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