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Bojan Bogdanovic one of Europe's Top Ten?

Voting is underway in the FIBA Europe Player of the Year competition. In each of four categories --Men, Young Men, Women and Young Women-- FIBA's European affiliate has selected 10 candidates and in the premier category --Men, Bojan Bogdanovic is one of those 10.

Voting runs until 31 January, with the winners set to be announced in mid-February. The public vote will be combined with that of a panel of selected experts, to arrive at the final winners of each category.

Among the other candidates: Tony Parker of the Spurs, Goran Dragic of the Suns, Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies, Luigi Datome of the Pistons, Nikola Vucevic of the Magic and former Net Nenad Krstic. Among the former winners: Andrei Kirilenko, Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki.

Bogdanovic, who's always been a scorer, became better known over the summer after leading Croatia to a surprising fourth place finish in FIBA Eurobasket, averaging 17.4 points per game, second in the competition to Parker.  He was the only non-NBA player on the all-tournament team and the youngest as well. He is currently leading the Euroleague in scoring at 18.1.

Bogdanovic did not play this week in either the Euroleague or Turkish Basketball League.