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Sonja Vasic crowned TISSOT MVP, headlines All-Star Five in Valencia
VALENCIA (Spain) - There was a double celebration for Sonja Vasic after she was named the TISSOT MVP of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 in recognition of her stellar tournament which led to Serbia being crowned champions.
The forward carried her team to a number of hard-fought victories during the competition and also excelled in the title game against France. Vasic led Serbia in efficiency, scoring, and assists, with 15.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per outing.
It proved to be a bitter-sweet night for Endene Miyem of France after she missed out on a gold medal for the fifth consecutive edition. However, she was able to add a prestigious All-Star Five place to her resume after leading France in scoring with 12.8 points per game, as well as pulling down 4.8 boards per game.
Emma Meesseman provided the main thrust behind Belgium taking the bronze medal as the Cats equaled their previous best finish in the competition, when they also finished third in 2017. Their marquee star finished the tournament with a stellar 20.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per outing.
While her teammate was standing out in the frontcourt, Julie Allemand was impressing in the backcourt and she was also named in the lineup. The guard led Belgium in assists with 5.7 per game and also harvested 9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Finally, Jonquel Jones propelled Bosnia and Herzegovina to a historic fifth place finish and a spot at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Qualifying Tournaments with a breathtaking debut tournament. The center lead the competition in scoring and rebounding with a mammoth 24.3 points and 16.8 boards per game.