The Pro Basketball League has adapted the concept of the EuroMillions Basketball Awards in light of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This year the awards will be handed out during halftime of Telenet Giants Antwerp vs FILOU Oostende on Sporza and RTBF Auvio. 

The following categories will be featured:

  • MVP of the Year
  • Belgian Player of the Year (Het Nieuwsblad)
  • Rising Star of the Year (Het Nieuwsblad)
  • Coach of the Year
  • Referee of the Year

Watch LIVE on Sunday at 15h00 on Sporza & Auvio and find out who wins.

history

In 2018 we brought back the EuroMillions Basketball League Awards show for the first time in eight years. From 2006 until 2010 Carré in Willebroek was the scene for this event. Despite the show's absence these last few years, our media partners continued to elect the best players in Belgian basketball in the arena of the honoured player.

The "Player of the Year" is the second longest-running sports trophy, celebrating its sixtieth birthday this year. Roel Moors earned "Player of the Year" honours four times(2003, 2004, 2011 and 2013) and also won "Coach of the Year" in 2016. The women's record holder for this award is Nele Deyaert. She was named "Player of the Year" three times in a row (in 2007, 2008 and 2009) and a first time in 1999. Emma Meesseman won "Rising Star" (most promising youngster) in 2010 and went on to win "Player of the Year" twice in 2011 and 2012. Most successful coach in Top Division Women has without a doubt been the late Marc Foucart, who won "Coach of the Year" eight times. The ultimate record holder of the "Player of the Year" title is Rik Samaey. He was named best Belgian player in our topflight men's competition nine consecutive times from 1981 until 1989 and one more in 1994.

Click here to see the honours list.

categories

Underneath are the individual categories. The jury consists of: coaches, specialised press, general and sports managers and team captains from both the EuroMillions Basketball League and Top Division Women clubs. Furthermore ex-winners, federation and Pro Basketball League members will also be casting their votes.

On Wednesday 05 May three nominees per category will be announced. Be sure to keep tabs on this page!

Most Valuable Player

The most valuable player of the season. This is a player that stands out in the competition. The men's MVP is determined through a combination of jury points and Het Nieuwsblad’s “Star of the Coaches” poll (= after every game all EMBL coaches mark their top 3 players for that particular game). 

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  • KRIENER

    Ryan

    LEU

  • MIHAILOVIC

    Vladimir

    AAL

  • SPENCER

    Skylar

    MON

Player of the year

This award is handed out to the best Belgian player in the EMBL. The jury will determine the winner of this award.

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  • SCHWARTZ

    Loïc

    OOS

  • LAMBRECHT

    Tim

    CHA

  • GILLET

    Pierre-Antoine

    OOS

Rising Star (U22)

All Belgian players born in the year 1999 and later can win this award. A player can win this award only once in his career and is handed out to the best young prospect in the EMBL. The jury will determine the winner of this award.

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  • BLEIJENBERGH

    Vrenz

    ANT

  • MITCHELL

    Ajay

    LIM

  • VAN DEN EYNDE

    Niels

    ANT

Coach of the year

All 10 EMBL head coaches can win this award. Which coach has the best x’s and o’s at the right time to lead his team to victory? A jury will determine the winner of this award.

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  • ROTSAERT

    Sam

    CHA

  • BOSNIC

    Vedran

    MON

  • GJERGJA

    Dario

    OOS

Referee of the year

Every referee is eligible to win this award. Which EMBL referee made the right calls and kept a cool head in all circumstances despite the enormous pressure?

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  • GELLER

    Renaud

  • VAN DEN BROECK

    Nick

  • JACOBS

    Geert

Lifetime Achievement

Starting this year a lifetime achievement award will be granted yearly to a true icon in Belgian basketball history. This person will have earned it thanks to his or her exceptional role in basketball on as well as off the court. It can be handed out to a player, a coach, a board member…

1st Team All EMBL

Two decisive components will determine the 1st Team All-EMBL of the EuroMillions Basketball League. First of all fans will be able to vote once a day starting 25/04 for their own all All-EMBL team  The jury will also select their picks.

>> CLICK HERE TO VOTE <<

The fan voting + jury voting will result in a 1st team All-EMBL for EuroMillions Basketball League.