Veteran guard Mike James was named EuroLeague MVP for the first time in his 10-year EuroLeague career. James averaged 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 39 EuroLeague games.

The AS Monaco star led his team to a third-place finish in the EuroLeague season. AS Monaco bowed out in the playoffs in five games against Fenerbahce.

James is the second American-born player to win the award. Anthony Parker was named EuroLeague MVP in both 2005 and 2006. James spent two seasons in the NBA, playing for the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets.