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29 June
07 July, 2019
04/07/2019
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Fan Vote: Who deserves to be named #FIBAU19 MVP?

HERAKLION (Greece) - We have reached the Quarter-Finals of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019. There are eight teams left, meaning we have a good idea who might make the All-Star Five. Who is your pick?

AJ Lawson has Canada dreaming of a repeat and he's been a fantastic leader for the champs, averaging 18.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals. 

Joel Ayayi made the All-Star Five of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2018 for France and he's hungry for a spot on the selection team for the U19 World Cup, averaging 23.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 3.0 steals. 

Erikas Venskus has been the heart for Lithuania - albeit the quiet one - as the center just goes about his work and in the end he has put up outstanding production - to the tune of 14.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals. 

Oumar Ballo may have only played two of Mali's four games but the big man has been an absolute beast in those contests, averaging 17.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 4.0 blocks for an efficiency of 31.5. 

Julian Strawther has been Mr. Dynamic for Puerto Rico, collecting 20.3 points to go with 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals. 

Nikita Mikhailovskii is Russia's Swiss Army knife, doing it all with 12.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists - including a triple-double. 

Marko Pecarski carried over his FIBA U18 European Championship 2018 MVP performance over to Greece as he is collecting 21.3 points and 8.8 rebounds for Serbia.

Filip Petrusev is a major reason why Serbia are serious title contenders as he is averaging 20.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks. 

Tyrese Haliburton is one of many United States players who have excelled in the tournament but the guard is clearly one of Coach Bruce Weber's main cogs, leading the team in minutes at 25 per game while averaging 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists (to 1.3 turnovers), 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.

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