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Hamed Haddadi is the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 MVP
BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Iranian behemoth Hamed Haddadi's consistently impressive performance was rewarded after he was named Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017.
Haddadi had 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocked shots for Iran in the Final, where they fell short against Australia, 79-56. For the entire tournament, the 2.18m center averaged 16.2 points, 10.8 rebounds. 6.5 assists and 1.8 blocks per game and had a 20.5 efficiency rating.
The 32-year-old spearheaded Iran's mesmerizing run throughout the entire field, winning their first six games before the Final. He goes down in history as the first ever MVP of the new FIBA Asia Cup, offered by Tissot.