Luka Doncic leads all EuroLeague players in per-game PIR (23.9) and free throws made (114) while ranking second in scoring (17.4 ppg.).
Doncic leads all Rising Stars-eligible players in a lot of categories: points, assists, steals, fouls drawn, two-point shots, three-point shots and free throws made and performance index rating.
Mathias Lessort is beating everyone's expectations in his debut EuroLeague season with Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. At age 22, Lessort has become a pillar in Zvezda's frontline, leading the entire competition in offensive rebounds (3.0 per game).
Lessort has hit 77 of his 140 two-point shots (55.0%) and draws 2.9 fouls per game. Born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, Lessort is a force of nature and a still-developing talent who is already paying dividends for Zvezda.
Jonah Bolden is tied with Lessort for seventh overall, making them the best rebounders among Rising Star-eligible players, with 5.9 boards per night.
Bolden has had PIRs of more than 20 in three games this season; twice against Zalgiris Kaunas, (22 in Round 10, 27 in Round 21), and 24 against Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Round 7. After an adjustment period, he is averaging a PIR of 13.3 in his last 15 games.