VOTE: Who do you think will be the Final Four MVP?
MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Europe Cup reverts to a Final Four format for the first time since the inaugural edition, and that also marks a return for the Final Four MVP award.
We picked out a handful of candidates from each team who could emulate the feat of Quantez Robertson, who scooped the first-and-only Final Four MVP award as Fraport Skyliners triumphed in the 2015-16 season.
Have your say of who you think will claim the award by voting below:
Trey Kell (Arged BMSLAM Stal)
SG / 1.93m / 1996 / USA
Statistics: 14.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.6 APG
Kell leads his side in scoring with a best of 17 points on two occasions during the Regular Season. The American has handed out at least 5 assists in his last four games in the competition having played a key role in Arged BMSLAM Stal's unbeaten campaign so far.
The 25-year-old arrives in Tel-Aviv in a rich vein of form following a 33-point outing to cap a 3-0 series sweep in the Semi-Finals of the Play-Offs in their domestic league.
Chris Smith (Arged BMSLAM Stal)
SF / 1.93m / 1994 / USA
Statistics: 12.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG
Smith showcased his talents at the first opportunity this season with 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting along with 9 rebounds for an opening success for Arged BMSLAM Stal. The American forward reached double figures in points in four of the five victories so far and ranks second in efficiency on the team behind Kell.
Last season, Smith competed in the FIBA Europe Cup with Hungarian side PVSK-Veolia - averaging 18.3 points per game - though his side failed to make it out of the Regular Season.
Adas Juskevicius (BC Parma)
PG / 1.94m / 1989 / LTU
Statistics: 16.0 PPG, 2.5 APG, 57.7 3PT%
Juskevicius has been one of the most consistent performers in the competition this season. The Lithuanian guard scored 14 points in each of BC Parma's Regular Season victories before upping his output with successive games with 18 points in the Play-Offs.
The smooth shooting stroke of the 32-year-old has been deadly all over the court with red-hot percentage of 57.7 from beyond the arc to accompany his 61.5-percent accuracy from inside.
Mareks Mejeris (BC Parma)
F / 2.07m / 1991 / LAT
Statistics: 10.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 80.0 FG%
Mejeris has been an efficient performer for his side with his 10.8 points scoring average coming at an eye-catching 80-percent accuracy from the field. The Latvian went 5-of-5 for 17 points in Parma's season opener and posted his first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in their Round of 16 success.
The 29-year-old forms part of a strong collective in the front-court with Eigirdas Zukauskas, Vladimir Ivlev and Boris Savovic all capable of producing the goods during the Final Four as they impact the game at both ends of the floor.
Aaron Broussard (CSM CSU Oradea)
G / 1.92m / 1990 / USA
Statistics: 11.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.0 APG
Broussard is in his second season with CSM CSU Oradea and remains an influential presence for his side. The American started this season strong with 14.3 points per game through the Regular Season before dishing out 6 assists in their Round of 16 victory.
The Romanian side have six different players averaging 9+ points per game in the competition this season with Broussard one of several options to step up when it matters for his team and they will look to rely on their team unity in the Final Four.
Nikola Markovic (CSM CSU Oradea)
PF / 2.08m / 1989 / SRB
Statistics: 12.8 PPG, 5.5 RPG
Markovic provides his side with a towering inside presence - alongside compatriot Dragan Zekovic - and had his best performance this season with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a Round of 16 victory over BC Dnipro.
The 31-year-old forward is the team's joint-leading scorer with Giordan Watson and is part of their experienced core. Markovic also adds to their outside threat with 40-percent shooting from three-point range in the competition so far.
Patrick Miller (Ironi Ness Ziona)
G / 1.85m / 1992 / USA
Statistics: 17.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 5.4 APG
Miller enters the Final Four weekend as the leading scorer from the players still remaining in the competition with 17.0 points per game. The American guard has been an all-round threat for his side this season with a best of 20 points coming in the Round of 16 success.
Miller knows how to find his teammates - Ironi Ness Ziona average more assists per game than any other team - with 5.4 on average per outing with an array of offensive weapons to pick out, including big man Jerome Meyinsse, who had a monster display in the Quarter-Finals.
Braian Angola (Ironi Ness Ziona)
SG / 1.95m / 1994 / COL
Statistics: 15.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 4.8 APG
The Colombian international was lights out for Ironi Ness Ziona in the Play-Offs, starting with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the Round of 16 before dropping 27 points in an impressive victory over Iraklis BC in the Quarter-Finals.
Angola went 7-of-12 from three-point range in the two knockout encounters having gone 2-of-12 in the Regular Season. He presents another all-round threat in a dangerous back-court that also includes former NBA guard, Wayne Selden.