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MVP Torrens leads All-Star Five
PRAGUE (FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017) - After leading Spain to glory in the Final, Alba Torrens added the Most Valuable Player award to lead an All-Star Five that featured players from five different countries.
MVP Torrens dazzled in the final, notching 10 points in the opening period to set the tone, finishing with 18 points overall. The stylish wing was Spain's fulcrum, ranking third overall in scoring with 17.8 points per game. She notched 20 points in both the Quarter-Final victory over Latvia and the Semi-Final win against Belgium.
FIBA Europe Board members Jean-Pierre Siutat and Lena Wallin-Kantzy present Cecilia Zandalasini, Endene Miyem, Evanthia Maltsi, Alba Torrens and Emma Meesseman with their All-Star Five awards, offered by Tissot
She was joined on the All-Star Five by Endene Miyem (FRA); Emma Meesseman (BEL); Cecilia Zandalasini (ITA); and Evanthia Maltsi (GRE).
Miyem was the stand-out in France's balanced roster on their run to the Final, leading the team in minutes and scoring. Her biggest game came in the Group Phase against Serbia, where she scored 17 points and added 8 rebounds.
Meesseman enjoyed her debut campaign at FIBA EuroBasket Women, guiding Belgium to a first-ever medal with victory over Greece in the Bronze Medal Game. She was immense in the Quarter-Final triumph over Italy, registering 28 points, 11 boards, 5 assists and 5 blocks.
Veteran Maltsi was inspirational throughout Greece's historic run, finishing with 16.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, ranking in the top 15 for each category. The FIBA EuroBasket Women 2009 MVP delivered a huge double-double to take Greece to their first ever Semi-Final, racking up 25 points and 10 rebounds in the Quarter-Final victory over Turkey.
Zandalasini made a huge impression on her FIBA EuroBasket Women debut, ranking second overall in scoring with 19 points per game on 51% shooting to lead Italy's offense. She added 9.6 rebounds per game for a near double-double overall, establishing herself as one of Europe's hottest stars at senior level.