These rankings are both a subjective list (that will create disagreements and differing opinions) and a sort of 'Euroleague guide'.
N.B. Sergio Llull was not included in the list because he's probably out for the season; Tyrese Rice was not included in the list because he's still on the market and he is not in the plans of the team for the upcoming season.
Player's role and impact in the team;
Last year numbers and injuries.
#100 JUAN CARLOS NAVARRO (SG, BARCELONA)
This could be his last season, position #100 is an acknowledgement for his career.
List of Navarro's awards with Barcelona: eight-time ACB champion, two-time Euroleague champion...and he's also the all time leading scorer in the league.
#99 EDGARAS ULANOVAS (SF, ZALGIRIS KAUNAS)
The classic team player: a good defender and a capable shooter, with a great understanding of his role.
#98 SINAN GULER (SG, FENERBAHCE)
In Fenerbahce he will have limited role and limited possessions, but it's impossible to keep it out of the top 100.
All around guard who's also the best Turkish player in the league.
#97 PERO ANTIC (PF/C RED STAR)
One of the most experienced forwards in the league. Coach Alimpijevic is expecting some quality minutes from him, contribution in rebounding and outside shooting.
He will be the charismatic leader of the team.
#96 VIKTOR KHRYAPA (PF, CSKA MOSCOW)
He's a CSKA Moscow icon (two time Euroleague champion).
On a single possession he remains an all around forward able to make the difference in offense and defense.
#95 PATRIC YOUNG (C, OLIMPIA MILAN)
He's going to need time to find rhythm.
If he's healthy, he'll use his tremendous physical strenght to crush the boards and dominate around the rim.
#94 BRIAN ROBERTS (PG, OLYMPIACOS)
NBA veteran (300+ games with New Orleans, Charlotte and Portland) who returns in Europe after six years.
His number one priority is creating for the others when V-Span and Strelnieks are sitting on the bench.
#93 LUKAS LEKAVICIUS (PG, PANATHINAIKOS)
One of the last year's revelations: his minutes will be a question but he can be equally a factor.
If he limits turnovers, he can play also alongside Calathes.
#92 MANTAS KALNIETIS (PG, OLIMPIA MILAN)
The only reason he's at number #92 is the limited role that he will have in Milan.
He gives his best with national team, he has limitations when it comes to executing in the half court.
#91 PAULIUS JANKUNAS (PF, ZALGIRIS KAUNAS)
Zalgiris' captain is going to start his 14th season with the team.
One of the toughest and most complete forwards in the league, last season he ranked 8th in index rating.
#90 PHIL PRESSEY (PG, BARCELONA)
He is one of the most unpredictable cases of players in this top100. He has the characteristics to fit well in Europe (first pass point guard, good pick and roll player) and on the same time he has no experience out of the United States.
The idea of Sito Alonso is to have either Pressey or Heurtel on the floor at all times.
#89 RICKY HICKMAN (SG, BAMBERG)
Very experienced guard who's coming off a difficult season with Milan: he set his second worst field goals percentage (in his Euroleague career).
Playing alongside Zisis and Hackett could improve Hickman's offense efficiency.
#88 KEVIN PANGOS (PG, ZALGIRIS KAUNAS)
Former Gonzaga player who's the leading 3 point shooter in school history.
Point guard with a good knowledge of the fundamentals, he has to find a way to improve his percentages at the rim.
#87 VICTOR CLAVER (SF/PF, BARCELONA)
He's among the category of players who contribute a lot more than what their numbers shows: he has the ability to cope after switches on the screens with bigger opponents and rival guards.
On a good day, he's lethal from the perimeter.
#86 ZACH AUGUSTE (C, PANATHINAIKOS)
He's coming off a strong NBA Summer League with the Miami Heat.
A good defender and rebounder, if he's confident he can also shoot from mid-range as well. He could also become an important player in the Greece frontline.
#85 JAMEL MCLEAN (PF/C, OLYMPIACOS)
The back up of Milutinov: a big and athletic body, a good rebounder and at the same time he has a reliable jumper.
In defense, because of his lack of size he's a poor rim protector.
#84 KC RIVERS (SF, PANATHINAIKOS)
He has been established in the list of top 3&D in the league.
He's on the pick of his career: this will be his sixth consecutive season in Euroleague (Khimki, 2x Real Madrid, Bayern Monaco, Panathinaikos).
#83 JAYCEE CARROLL (SG, REAL MADRID)
One of the best shooters in the league, if not the best, especially running off screens.
He averaged 43.3 3P% in six seasons with the 'Blancos'.
#82 JAMES NUNNALLY (SF, FENERBAHCE)
Former MVP of the Italian League who's become a solid defender and mainly a shooter on the offensive end.
The only reason he's at number #92 is the role that he will have: 9th man in Fenerbahce's rotation.
#81 JOSH ADAMS (PG, ANADOLU EFES)
In 2016 he fractured his neck in the A5 ans A6 vertebrae. In 2017 he made the big step in his career with his move to Efes.
His first step, his shooting after a dribble, his ability to finish above the rim are the elements that secured him this important transfer.
#80 KOSTAS PAPANIKOLAOU (SF, OLYMPIACOS)
Lots of energy, contribution in defense and rebounding, streaky shooter on the offendive end.
Former NBA prospect who's still a member of Olympiacos' starting five.
#79 DANIEL HACKETT (PG/SG, BAMBERG)
He's coming off a bad injury but he remains one of the most versatile defenders in the league and a threat when he attacks the basket.
#78 CHARLES JENKINS (SG, KHIMKI)
Solid perimeter shooter who can affect the game through his defense and shut down every opponent.
It's difficult to evaluate his impact far from Pionir Arena.
#77 VANGELIS MANTZARIS (SG, OLYMPIACOS)
A committed defender, constantly improving his spot up shooting.
He was asked to support the creations of Spanoulis and Strelnieks.
#76 CORY HIGGINS (SG/SF CSKA MOSCOW)
After losing Teodosic and Jackson, Higgins will have much room to operate in CSKA backcourt.
He brings energy, athleticism: a great slasher who's also an elite shooter from the perimeter (47 3P% in two seasons with CSKA).
#75 MARCUS DENMON (SG, PANATHINAIKOS)
He's coming off a very productive season with Gaziantep (16ppg, 4apg, 51 2P%, 37 3P%), but this year he has to prove that he can contribute consistently to a club that want to win the league.
Playing alongside Nick Calathes could improve Denmon's efficiency off the ball.
#74 FERNANDO SAN EMETERIO (SF, VALENCIA)
On of the key players on the roster of the Spanish Champions.
Great effort on offense and an hardworker on offense, he's able to elevate his game in the crunch time.
#73 JAMES AUGUSTINE (PF/C, UNICAJA MALAGA)
High I.Q. player: he passes and he runs the floor very well for a big man.
He needs time on the floor to have an impact (at his best with Khimki Moscow).
#72 NIKOS ZISIS (PG, BAMBERG)
Bamberg's brain and leader, a point guard who always plays for the team.
His trademarks are I.Q. and the shot after a dribble.
#71 RUDY FERNANDEZ (SF, REAL MADRID)
He still a big name player, his quality in offense can't be doubt.
The big question for him will be consistency and stay healthy.
#70 AUGUSTINE RUBIT (PF, BAMBERG)
After two strong seasons with Ratiopharm Ulm, he'll have a pivotal role in Bamberg's frontline.
Prolific scorer and rebounder; Bamberg cannot have any ambitious to go very far in the tournament and this is why Rubit is not higher in our evaluation.
#69 JAMES ANDERSON (SG/SF, KHIMKI)
The former NBAer has a respectable shot from the perimeter and his 1vs1 game is good.
Coach Bartzokas hopes to have the player that we saw at Zalgiris and not the Darrusafaka's version.
#68 NORRIS COLE (PG, MACCABI TEL AVIV)
Two time NBA champion with the Miami Heat: he had an important role in the 2013 title.
He has the physical attributes and the speed needed to be consistent and effective in D.
#67 RAKIM SANDERS (SF, BARCELONA)
The man behind the successes of Milan and Sassari in Lega Basket Serie A (two time finals MVP).
Strong frame, very athletic player who can perform equally well in the '3' as he can in the '4' (at the PF position it's even easier for him to open the court).
#66 FABIEN CAUSEUR (SG, REAL MADRID)
In Real he'll surely have a complementary role, but he remains a complete guard: very dangerous in drives, he can pass well and he's an above average defender.
#65 PIERRE JACKSON (PG/SG, MACCABI TEL AVIV)
A very good scorer from any range despite his size; his strenghts are speed and explosiveness.
He's not higher on our list because we haven't seen him in any big tournament before (50 minutes in six games with Fenerbache in 2014).
#64 NIKITA KURBANOV (SF, CSKA MOSCOW)
Physical defender, able to finish in the low post with his back to the basket when there are mismatches in his favor.
A team player who works hard on the court and sacrifices for the group.
#63 MATT LOJESKI (SF, PANATHINAIKOS)
An elite 3&D wing, we wish he will be healthy.
Great steal from the rivals.
#62 GIORGI SHERMADINI (C, UNICAJA MALAGA)
7-footer with solid low post moves who's coming off the best season of his career.
Member of the All Liga ACB Team (alongside Llull, Jackson, Hanga and Dubljevic), he will likely be the new starting center for Malaga.
#61 TIBOR PLEISS (C, VALENCIA)
Former Jazz player returns to a Spanish team: a very skilled player and a good shooter for his size.
His weakness is defending the pick and roll, especially after switches in screens.
#60 MATHIAS LESSORT (C, RED STAR)
Boban Marjanovic, Mike Zirbes, Ognjen Kuzmic: will he be the next on this list?
The 50th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft (Philadelphia 76ers) is a bit undersized for a center, but he has a huge motor, he plays with ease above the rim and he runs the floor very well.
#59 KRUNOSLAV SIMON (SG/SF, ANADOLU EFES)
Guard who can play in many position, the best playmaker among Efes' roster.
He's coming off a difficult Eurobasket (he averaged only 4 points per game).
#58 TYLER HONEYCUTT (SF/PF, KHIMKI MOSCOW)
Extremely athletic forward who's more effective on the open court than in the 5 on 5.
He needs to improve his shot from the perimeter to play consistently at SF spot.
#57 DEANDRE KANE (PG/SG, MACCABI TEL AVIV)
Last season he averaged an incredible 21.5 index rating in Eurocup (only behind Alexey Shved). He has the full package: he can score, create for the teammates, he's a competitive rebounder.
There are concerns regarding how Kane, Jackson and Cole will fit together.
#56 VLADIMIR MICOV (SF, OLIMPIA MILAN)
Facilitator who's the only forward with Euroleague experience in Milan's roster.
He's 20th for 3P field goald made among active players.
#55 NIKOLA KALINIC (SF, FENERBAHCE)
For all of Kalinic's limitations on the offensive end, he remains one of the league's best defenders.
He can guard both forwards and guards: a very important player for Obradovic's team.
#54 ANTHONY GILL (PF/C, KHIMKI)
A perfect player for coach Bartzokas: he has grown up in a low pace offense and a group with clear defensive orientations (Virginia).
Forward who can cover the '4' and the '5' position, he worked hard on his shot (46.5% in three pointers in BSL).
#53 OGNJEN KUZMIC (C, REAL MADRID)
Athletic, with a big wingspan, he's excellent at grabbing rebounds (especially on the offensive glass) and he's a good free throw shooter.
Last season was a landmark in his career, now he has to adapt to a role off the bench in a team that want to win Euroleague.
#52 NEMANJA NEDOVIC (SG, UNICAJA MALAGA)
His game is based on his physical and athletic gifts but on a good day, he's also a threat from the perimeter. Strong 1vs1, very hard to defend.
#51 JONAH BOLDEN (PF, MACCABI TEL AVIV)
One of the most important young Australian players, based on his talent and the potential that he has.
Former UCLA player has shown all his versatility in ABA Liga (leading FMP Belgrad to a 2-0 sweep of Partizan out the playoffs) and in the last NBA Summer League.
#50 ARTSIOM PARAKHOUSKI (C, MACCABI TEL AVIV)
A great pick and roll finisher, a good defender above the rim, a threat on the offensive glass.
In offense he depends on others and needs the guards' creations, his weakness is defending the pnr.
#49 KEVIN SERAPHIN (C, BARCELLONA)
High quality on offense: he has the strenght to finish at the rim with contact, a good touch and post moves.
He has characteristics similar to Tomic, wich leaves Barcelona without a real rim protector.
#48 TAYLOR ROCHESTIE (PG, RED STAR)
He can not only score, but also create due to his ability to read the court.
Red Star expects from him a season like 2015, when Rochestie won the Alphonso Ford Trophy with Nizhny Novgorod.
#47 ERRICK MCCOLLUM (SG, ANADOLU EFES)
He's on the pick of his career: a real scoring machine (2x CBA scoring champion), unstoppable at one on one situations.
McCollum, the second best scorer (19 ppg) in Eurocup, is set to make his Euroleague debut.
#46 RICKY LEDO (SG/SF, ANADOLU EFES)
The scoring champion in last season's Basketbol Super Ligi with 21.1 points for Yesilgiresun, he's set to make his Euroleague debut.
An area for improvement is efficiency, as Ledo is coming off a season a season in which he posted a 43 2P% and 36 3P%.
#45 PETTERI KOPONEN (SG, BARCELLONA)
He scores in many ways and he's at an excellent level in the creative part.
This will be his second season and his priority will be to knock down three pointers.
#44 JOHANNES VOIGTMANN (C, BASKONIA)
In his first season in the Euroleague he proved he belongs in the top European League.
Poor rim protector but at a very good rebounder and at the same time he has a good offensive repertoire with a respectable three point shot.
#43 NIKOLA MILUTINOV (C, OLYMPIACOS)
With the departures of Khem Birch and Patric Young, he has become the starter at '5' position.
Good free throw shooter with an NBA body, this season is going to be a landmark in his career: next summer he will be a free agent and the San Antonio Spurs own NBA draft rights to the Serbian center.
#42 JAYSON GRANGER (PG, BASKONIA)
He needs to be more effective on the offensive end, and the key for that will be to improve his long range shooting.
Capable playmaker, he will divide the possessions with Marcelinho Huertas.
#41 ERICK GREEN (SG, VALENCIA)
Very good scorer: he goes to the drive, he has a good floater, one of the best at shooting after a dribble.
He will be the most talented guy among Valencia's backcourt.
#40 MARCELINHO HUERTAS (PG, BASKONIA)
Former Lakers player return to the top European League. He needs ball in hands and he's a great in the pick and roll.
Outside shooting is an issue, his trademark is the one leg running shot.
#39 WILL CLYBURN (SF, CSKA MOSCOW)
A long forward who can perform equally well in the '3' as he can in the '4'.
He can attack off the dribble and he's a strong perimeter defender and a good rebounder. He needs to improve his shooting mechanics (29 3P% both in Euroleague and BSL).
#38 QUINCY MILLER (SF/PF, BAMBERG)
If he's healthy, he'll definitely have a breakout season, like two years ago at Crvena Zvezda Belgrad.
Streaky shooter who can play above the rim in offense and protect the rim on the defensive end: a modern forward with a lots of room for improvement his game.
#37 JORDAN THEODORE (PG, OLIMPIA MILAN)
The Basketball Champions League MVP was rewarded with a transfer to Olimpia Milan.
He will have a leading role in his team once again (the beginning is promising: Milan won the Italian Supercup and Theodore was the MVP).
#36 ANDREY VORONTSEVICH (PF, CSKA MOSCOW)
A very smart player, good positioning in defense and offense.
He's a threat from the three point line, he opening up spaces; amazing after switching defenses and in every kind of pick and roll situation.
#35 JANIS STRELNIEKS (PG, OLYMPIACOS)
One of the most reliable point guards in the league and he will be the partner of Spanoulis in the starting five.
The starting point guard for Latvia NT is the most important summer transfer for Olympiacos.
#34 STEFAN MARKOVIC (PG/SG, KHIMKI)
Committed defender who's very good at creating for the others, he's coming of a strong season regarding outside shooting.
The perfect fit alongside Alexey Shved.
#33 JASON THOMPSON (PF/C, FENERBAHCE)
Another bet with a former NBA player (Ekpe Udoh, Anthony Bennett) for Maurizio Gherardini.
Coach Obradovic is expecting specific things from the American: toughness, defense, helping out in rebounds and spacing the floor with the midrange jumper.
#32 ALEX TYUS (C, MACCABI TEL AVIV)
He's one of just two players (alongside Bryant Dunston) to average at least a block per game in each of the past four seasons.
After a difficult season in Istanbul, he returns to Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he won Euroleague in 2014 (12 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks vs Real Madrid).
#31 JAMES GIST (PF/C, PANATHINAIKOS)
He could be higher on the list based on his individual quality, but we only saw him in eight games last year after his injury.
Great athlete who can defend both forwards than centers. He needs to improve his shot from the three point line.
#30 OTHELLO HUNTER (C, CSKA MOSCOW)
The best back-up center of the league can contribute with quality minutes to the 2016 European champions.
He's a great force in the pick and roll, mainly defensively, but also offensively.
#29 RAY MCCALLUM (PG, UNICAJA MALAGA)
One of four players selected by Sacramento Kings (Honeycutt, Robinson, Jason Thompson) who will play in Euroleague in 2017/18.
He can do a bit of everything on the court: a weakness in NBA that could be a strenght in Europe.
#28 JORDAN MCRAE (SG/SF, BASKONIA)
He came to Europe in order to play more and get a better value as a player. McRae is a capable spot up shooter off the ball but he is at his best with the ball in hands.
Holder of the record for points (61) in a single D-League game, it will be interested to monitor his adaption and his contribution to the team.
#27 BOBBY DIXON (PG/SG, FENERBAHCE)
One of the key players on the roster of the European champions and one one of the fastest guards in the league.
His number one priority is creating, but he also work hard in defense (dedicated to pressing the ball).
#26 GIGI DATOME (SF, FENERBAHCE)
His ability to knock down outside shots and defend both forward positions makes him a crucial piece for Obradovic's team.
He can contribute without needing too many possessions in offense.
#25 THOMAS ROBINSON (C, KHIMKI MOSCOW)
Former #5 NBA draft pick brings huge energy, he can score in the paint and from the mid range with the jumpshot.
If he can adapt to the playing style in the Euroleague, he will be one of the best big men in Europe.
#24 DERRICK BROWN (PF, ANADOLU EFES)
A prolific forward that can do everything on the court.
Playing near two scorers like McCollum and Ledo will be better for his offensive efficiency?
#23 CHRIS SINGLETON (PF/C, PANATHINAIKOS)
He's one of the few big men in the league who can do great in both positions in the key.
A modern 'shot blocking four stretcher', able to protect the rim and to make 3s.
#22 ANTE TOMIC (C, BARCELONA)
An old school center who combines great size and a great skill-set: he can finish with both ends and he's a very good passer.
In defense, because of his size he cannot support switching defenses effectively.
#21 THOMAS HEURTEL (PG, BARCELONA)
The time has come for him to prove that he can make the extra step and change levels in his game.
First pass point guard (better in the open court) able to create for his teammates and make them better.
#20 NICOLÒ MELLI (PF, FENERBAHCE)
The Italian power forward is coming off the best season of his career: he set career highs in points, rebounds and blocks (in the Euroleague regular season).
With an improvement in his low post skills, he can become the best '4' in Europe.
#19 NICK CALATHES (PG, PANATHINAIKOS)
Point guard with the body of a SF, one of the best all around players in the league: he can score in many ways and he has a consistently reliable game in the post when he finds mismatches in his favor.
His free throw percentage remains a considerable weakness as it steadily below 60%, he needs to improve his long range shot too.
#18 BOJAN DUBLJEVIC (PF/C, VALENCIA)
Valencia's totem: he has a very good touch from close and mid range, in the last few years he added a respectable 3-point shot.
Txus Vidorreta expects from him both minutes at PF and as a stretch five.
#17 GUSTAVO AYON (C, REAL MADRID)
Last season he ranked 1st in the league in field goal percentage (70%) and he's in a better shape than last preseason.
He needs to find a way to improve his free throw percentages.
#16 KOSTAS SLOUKAS (PG, FENERBAHCE)
A master of the pick and roll, he knows how to utilize his teammates and how to change the pace.
He had a strong Eurobasket, where he was Greece top scorer.
#15 ANTHONY RANDOLPH (PF/C, REAL MADRID)
High quality on offense, particularly facing the basket: he drives to the basket, he shoots three pointers, he catches the lobs in pick and roll situations.
He was an important piece of Slovenia National Team that won Eurobasket.
#14 JANIS TIMMA (SF, BASKONIA)
He may be the biggest addition on Baskonia's roster. There's nothing he can't do on the court: he has the phyisical tools to finish in the low post and fight for rebounds, he creates for the others.
Last season he averaged 16ppg with an excellent 44.3% from outside the three point line.
#13 ANDREW GOUDELOCK (SG, ARMANI MILAN)
Scorer with an explosive first step, a threat from any range: he's really unstoppable if he gets his rhythm. He needs to be better in teamwork, evolve his creating ability.
The favorite to win the Alphonso Ford (Top Scorer) Trophy.
#12 TORNIKE SHENGELIA (PF, BASKONIA)
NBA body and terrific physical tools. He's very aggressive when he attacks the rim and fight for the rebound.
He needs to improve considerably his decision-making on the court.
#11 BRYANT DUNSTON (C, ANADOLU EFES)
At 31 he remains a very useful pick and roll player defensively as well as offensively, with great explosiveness and athletic qualities.
Two times winner of the Euroleague defensive player of the year award, Anadolu Efes extended his contract for two more seasons.
#10 ADAM HANGA (SF, BARCELONA)
A very athletic wing who's actively involved in all areas of the game: he can score from behind the arc, drive to the basket, create to for the teammates...and he's also the reigning defensive player of the year.
He's Barcelona's best player both ends.
#9 KYLE HINES (C, CSKA MOSCOW)
Three time Euroleague champion, by far the best undersized big man in the league.
Dynamic defender who can switch at least four positions, one of those players that big teams need to win titles.
#8 GEORGIOS PRINTEZIS (PF, OLYMPIACOS)
A master of the game in the low post: he's got many moves, finishes with both hands, and a very good perception of the space.
He's still the best power forward in the league.
#7 JAN VESELY (PF/C, FENERBAHCE)
Terrific physical tools. This year, without Udoh, his role is going to be even more pivotal in Fenerbahce.
He needs to present better percentages in free throws in order to be even more reliable offensively.
#6 LUKA DONCIC (SG/SF, REAL MADRID)
A legitimate candidate to go to #1 in the 2018 NBA Draft and, with the loss of Sergio Llull, the leader (at only 18 yeard old).
A strong candidate to finish the season leading Real Madrid in points, rebounds and assists.
#5 ALEXEY SHVED (SG, KHIMKI)
A guard with a big body who does not lack in speed and who can function as a creator as well as an executioner.
Probably the most talented guy in the league.
#4 SERGIO RODRIGUEZ (PG, CSKA MOSCOW)
An amazing ball handler and an offensive threat all over the floor: an artist of the pick and roll.
'chacho' gives Cska a different (but not worse) look at the point guard position.
#3 BRADLEY WANAMAKER (PG/SG, FENERBAHCE)
A modern combo guard who can play in both backcourt position.
In offense he has the full package: a capable playmaker with a strong 1vs1, he improved outside shooting (39 3P% and 145 3PA).
#2 VASSILIS SPANOULIS (PG/SG, OLYMPIACOS)
Still one of top scorer in the league, he's definitely the most clutch player in Europe in recent years.
He's always able to elevate his game during the playoffs and the Final Four.
#1 NANDO DE COLO (PG/SG, CSKA MOSCOW)
The king of offensive efficiency: De Colo is the only player to shoot at least 50% for field goalds, 40% for three pointers and 90% for free throws in each of the past three seasons.
With the departure of Bogdanovic and Teodosic, and with Llull probably out for the season, he's certainly the #1.