04 October, 2022
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GM Survey: Who will win the title? Who is the best coach? The results are in!

MIES (Switzerland) - Just before the start of the Quarter-Finals, the official website of the Basketball Champions League conducted a survey among the general managers of the clubs that participated in the Round of 16 . The poll was anonymous and is by no means considered an official vote.

The GMs weren't allowed to vote for their own team, and this survey will not be taken into consideration for the end-of-season awards ceremony. The answers are shown in percentages for display purposes.

Which team will win the title?

  • Unicaja 50%
  • Lenovo Tenerife 43%
  • Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 7%

Which was the most surprising team?

  • Telekom Baskets Bonn 86%
  • UCAM Murcia 14%


Which was the most fun to watch team?

  • Telekom Baskets Bonn 43%
  • Unicaja 14%
  • also received votes: BAXI Manresa, Filou Oostende, Hapoel Atsmon Holon, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, Lenovo Tenerife, Limoges CSP

Which is the toughest team to play against?

  • Lenovo Tenerife 43%
  • Unicaja 21%
  • Telekom Baskets Bonn 14%
  • also received votes: BAXI Manresa, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, SIG Strasbourg

Which is the toughest arena to play in?

  • Pais Arena, Jerusalem 39%
  • Jeep Arena, Vilnius 15%
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Karsiyaka Spor Salonu, Karsiyaka 15%
  • also received votes: Ano Liossia Olympic Hall, Athens; Bilbao Arena, Bilbao; PAOK Sports Arena, Thessaloniki; Pavello Nou Congost, Manresa 

Who is the best head coach?

  • Tuomas Iisalo 43%
  • Txus Vidorreta 21%
  • Ibon Navarro 14%
  • also received votes: Nenad Markovic, Jaume Ponsarnau, Giedrius Zibenas

Who will win the MVP of the Season award?

  • TJ Shorts 50%
  • Marcelinho Huertas 14%
  • Akil Mitchell 14%
  • also received votes: Zach Hankins, Giorgi Shermadini, Dario Brizuela

Which player has the best scoring abilities?

  • TJ Shorts 29%
  • Marcus Foster 21%
  • Jerrick Harding 14%
  • also received votes: Tyson Carter, Rob Gray, Errick McCollum, Jeremy Morgan, Joe Ragland 

Which player has the best passing ability?

  • TJ Shorts 36%
  • Marcelinho Huertas 21%
  • Joe Ragland 14%
  • Dani Perez 14%
  • also received votes: Kendrick Perry, Janis Strelnieks

Who's the best shooter?

  • Sasu Salin 57%
  • Tyler Kalinoski 14%
  • also received votes: Yigit Arslan, Dario Brizuela, Thad McFadden, Jeremy Morgan  

Who's the best defender?

  • Alberto Diaz 23%
  • Chris Johnson 15%
  • Karsten Tadda 15%
  • also received votes: Martynas Echodas, Bruno Fitipaldo, Zach Hankins, DeAndre Lansdowne, Akil Mitchell, Xavi Rabaseda

Who's the best big man?

  • Zach Hankins 43%
  • Giorgi Shermadini 36%
  • Jerry Boutsiele 14%
  • Gabriel Olaseni 7%

Who's the best all-round player?

  • Akil Mitchell 21%
  • Dylan Osetkowski 14%
  • also received votes: Braian Angola, James Anderson, Melvin Ejim, Jerrick Harding, Marcelinho Huertas, Chris Johnson, TJ Shorts, Speedy Smith, Tre'Shawn Thurman

Which player has the best leadership abilities?

  • Marcelinho Huertas 64%
  • Alberto Diaz 14%
  • also received votes: Kendrick Perry, TJ Shorts, Jamar Smith 

Who's the most respected player?

  • Marcelinho Huertas 64%
  • Giorgi Shermadini 21%
  • also received votes: Jamar Smith, Will Thomas

Who's the most spectacular player?

  • TJ Shorts 29%
  • Jerrick Harding 14%
  • Joe Ragland 14%
  • also received votes: Braian Angola, Tyson Carter, Marcus Keene, Akil Mitchell, Levi Randolph, Tyson Ward

Which player would you pick to take a shot with the game on the line?

  • Marcus Keene 14%
  • Joe Ragland 14%
  • also received votes: Dario Brizuela, Jaime Fernandez, Marcus Foster, Marcelinho Huertas, Errick McCollum, Tyrus McGee, Sasu Salin, TJ Shorts, Markel Starks, Janis Strelnieks

Which player forces opponents to make the most adjustments?

  • TJ Shorts 42%
  • Giorgi Shermadini 25%
  • also received votes: Marcus Foster, David Holston, Marcelinho Huertas, Akil Mitchell

Which young player (U22) will be the best player in five years?

  • Sadik Emir Kabaca 25%
  • Keye van der Vuurst de Vries 17%
  • Berke Buyuktuncel 17%
  • Also received votes: Vrenz Bleijenbergh, Musa Sagnia, Mario Saint-Supery, Marcis Steinbergs, Agustin Ubal

Which player would you like to steal from another team?

  • Akil Mitchell 14%
  • also received votes: Dario Brizuela, Khadeen Carrington, Zach Hankins, Chris Johnson, Markis McDuffie, Tyrus McGee, Mario Saint-Supery, TJ Shorts, Speedy Smith, Tre'Shawn Thurman, Breein Tyree, Jaylen Hands