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 Magbegor named MVP of 2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championship, headlines All-Star Five
02/07/2016
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Magbegor named MVP of 2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championship, headlines All-Star Five

ZARAGOZA (2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championship) - Ezi Magbegor had reason for a double celebration at the 2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championship after receiving the Most Valuable Player award, presented by Tissot.

The center lit up the highlights reel throughout the tournament for first time champions Australia with her super athletic ability and shot blocking. She finished with averages of 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, shooting an excellent 55 percent from the floor.

She was joined on the All-Star Five by her Sapphires team-mate Monique Conti who scored 18 points in the 62-38 Final success against Italy.

There was also a place for do-it-all Australian captain Jasmine Simmons, who wrapped up her campaign with a special double-double of 14 points and 12 boards in the title game.

While disappointed not to have shone in the Final, there was some consolation for Italy forward Sara Madera who represented her nation with a berth and China center Xu Han sealed the last spot after demonstrating why she is viewed as one of the best prospects in Asia.

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