As often in recent years, Red Star Belgrade is the team that gives the most responsibility to its local players, ahead of Zalgiris Kaunas and ASVEL.
According to a study by statistician Darius Garuolis, only one team plays more homegrown players than foreigners in the Euroleague: Red Star Belgrade (56.1%). Two other teams also stand out in this ranking: Zalgiris Kaunas (44.2%) and ASVEL (44.0%).
Note that the other French representative of the competition, Monaco, is in the soft underbelly (24%), its French players being considered local. Two teams are clearly down in this ranking, Baskonia Vitoria (4.3%) and the defending champion, Anadolu Efes Istanbul (3.7%).
Photo : Etoile Rouge de Belgrade (Euroleague)