The FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year Award is an annual award given by FIBA Europe, the European division of FIBA, the international governing body of the sport of basketball, to the best basketball player with European citizenship, aged 22 and under of the year. The inaugural award was given out in the year 2005 to Nikolaos Zisis of Greece. The vote is decided upon by a panel of basketball experts and also by fan voting.
The candidates include all European basketball players aged 22 and under in the world, regardless of whether they play in Europe or anywhere else in the world. Also, the candidates include all players, from both professional leagues such as the NBA or the Euroleague, etc. (including from both senior and junior level pro clubs) and amateur status, such as NCAA college basketball, etc.
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