Lorbek nominated to All-Euroleague team


Congratulations goes out to Erazem Lorbek for being nominated to the 2011-2012 All-Euroleague team. 

Lorbek, who has been playing with FC Barcelona Regal in Spain for his stellar play this season. Check out what he has done to earn a nomination:

Erazem Lorbek has been all the over place until now, leading FC Barcelona Regal in scoring (13.8 ppg.), rebounding (4.7 rpg.), index (16.3 per game) and true shooting percentage (54.2%). Lorbek has helped Barcelona to get to the Final Four with the best record in the competition, losing just one of its 19 Euroleague games until now. He has also worked hard to help Barcelona become the best defensive team (61.5 ppg.) since the competition started in 2000 and earned regular season Game 7 co-MVP honors. Despite playing for a defensive-minded team, Lorbek is 10th in scoring and fifth in index this season. In his third season with Barcelona, Lorbek won the Euroleague title with his current club in 2010 and reached the title game with Fortitudo Bologna (2004) and CSKA Moscow (2009). It is Lorbek’s third appearance in the All-Euroleague teams in the last two years – he was named to the 2008-09 and 2009-10 All-Euroleague Second Team. Lorbek was also the first player to win the Euroleague Rising Star trophy in 2004-05.

Lorbek, who was traded to the Spurs in the George Hill deal, might be coming to the NBA next season. According to Project Spurs’ Paul Garcia and later confirmed by tubasket.com, Lorbek could be on his way to the Spurs this summer. If so, he could help the Spurs address their main weakness — a legit center.

Also nominted are former NBA players Andrei Kirilenko, Nenad Kristic, and Juan Carlos Navarro.