Tomas Walkup Makes History as EuroLeague's Defensive Player of the Year.

Tomas Walkup Makes History as EuroLeague’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Tomas Walkup made history by clinching the title of EuroLeague Defensive Player of the Year, marking the first time a guard has achieved this feat since Diamantidis. His accolade breaks the trend of big men dominating the award, signaling a shift in recognition towards versatile defensive prowess.

In the 2023/24 season, Walkup distinguished himself as the premier defender in the EuroLeague, earning him the coveted title. This accomplishment not only solidifies his standing among regional players but also underscores his significance in the league’s defensive landscape, following in the footsteps of Adam Hanga’s win in 2017 and Dimitris Diamantidis’s reign from 2004 to 2009 and in 2011.

Throughout the 2023/24 campaign, Walkup’s defensive prowess was on full display, contributing significantly to his team’s success. Averaging 8.1 points, 3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game in just 27 minutes of play, Walkup showcased his ability to disrupt opposing offenses, force turnovers, and provide crucial stops when needed most.


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