Vladimir Lucic selected in the Top 5 of the "All-EuroLeague First Team
Vladimir Lucic, head and co-captain of FC Bayern Basketball, has received another award, it is without question the most valuable one so far: the Serbian small forward of the Munich team is part of the "All-EuroLeague First Team 2020/2021", thus for the first time ever a player of a German team is in the starting five of the premier league. This was announced by the EuroLeague on Monday. The vote comes from the fans, media representatives and the teams' coaches and captains.
Just on Sunday night, the 31-year-old was named MVP of the Top Four at the Audi Dome after Bayern's Cup triumph over Alba Berlin (85-79). Munich fans had already recently voted Lucic the "FCBB Player of the Decade.""An exceptional award for an exceptional player".
"This is an extraordinary award for an extraordinary player and character, the whole FC Bayern Basketball congratulates Luća very much for this election and his outstanding season so far," said FCBB General Manager Marko Pesic.
Vladimir "Luća" Lucic is already playing his fifth season for Bayern, in the BBL he has so far played 140 games for the Munich team with a point average of 10.2. In the EuroLeague he has worn the Bayern jersey 86 times (plus 25 times in the EuroCup), in the playoff series against Milan he scored his 1,000 point for the FCBB (currently 1,009; 11.7 ppg).
The great fighter and crunchtime specialist is eighth best of all EuroLeague players this season with a Performance Index Rating (PIR) of 17.8, which, in his seventh year at this level, is his best mark in this performance category covering all crucial parameters. The all-rounder averaged 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in the 39 EuroLeague games of the first German playoff team. Twice he was named "MVP of the Week" in the EuroLeague.
Lucic's final sequence in the decisive victory to advance to the quarterfinals against Zalgiris Kaunas (71-70) was emblematic with free throws for the late lead after a foul and his memorable block shortly afterwards on the Lithuanians' last shot attempt. In the third playoff duel with Milan (2-3), Lucic in particular forced game four with his career-best 27 points, which he also helped decide spectacularly with an alley-oop dunk.