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All-Star Five confirmed: MVP Dovrat leads five players from five different teams
ORADEA (Romania) - Noam Shimon Dovrat of Israel is the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2019, Division B, after leading the nation to another gold of the summer, following the success on FIBA U20 European Championship, Division A level.
Dovrat put up 16.1 points per game, with 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists every day, and the 15 points and 5 assists in the Final helped Israel reach the top of the podium. Dovrat's contribution was best felt in the +/- category with an average of +20.5 for Israel while he was on the floor.
Joining MVP Dovrat in the All-Star Five were Andrej Jakimovski, Pelle Gustav Gosta Larsson, David Bohm and Mateusz Kaszowski, meaning all five players were from different teams.
Kaszowski averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game to help Poland win promotion to Division A, but not even his 17 points in the Final could prevent a two-point defeat to Israel.
Bohm and Czech Republic are also moving up, finishing third at the event. Bohm scored 13.6 points and grabbed 5.3 rebounds, as the forward ended in double figures in seven of the eight games he played in Oradea, Romania.
Jakimovski and North Macedonia looked like strong favorites to move up, but had to settle for fourth spot after back-to-back defeats in the Semi-Finals and the Third-Place Game. Jakimovski was the leading scorer of the Championship with 18.4 points per game, and also grabbed 9.4 rebounds every time he stepped on the floor.
Rounding up the All-Star Five is Sweden's Larsson, whose efforts did not go unnoticed despite the fact that his team wasn't in the hunt for promotion. Larsson had 15.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.8 blocks per day for Sweden.