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Whitmore wins U18 Americas MVP; Bordon, Allette, Dos Santos, Ware headline All-Star 5

TIJUANA (Mexico) – Cam Whitmore was named the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championship, which ended Sunday at the Zonkeys Auditorium in Tijuana, Mexico.

The United States forward put on a 30-point performance at the gold medal game against Brazil, the highest individual score in the tournament, and also had a double-double with 12 rebounds.

He averaged 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds after six games. From long range, the 17-year-old finished second with a 45.5 percent shooting rate on 10-22 shooting, four of which came in the decisive win.

Here is the rest of the All-Star Five team:

Dylan Bordon (Argentina)

The point guard averaged 4.7 assists per game, which had him ranked second among all tournament players. He also registered 9 points and 4.3 rebounds. His best offensive performances were against Canada (17) and the United States (16).

Vasean Allette (Canada)

He was one of the best players in the tournament. Allette finished as the tournament’s scoring leader with 18.8 points and had 7.4 rebounds. He highlighted his athletic ability while on the defensive side with 1.2 steals per day.

Reynan Dos Santos (Brazil)

The shooting guard was dominant in the attack with 16.6 points per game. Dos Santos finished with double digit scoring in five of the six games, including a 28-point game.

Kel’el Ware (United States)

At 2.14m tall, he constantly changed shots and his opponents were hesitant to attack the rim because of his presence. He averaged two blocks per game and 7.0 rebounds. On the offensive side he averaged 14.6 points, many which were alley-oop plays, in just 19.4 minutes per game.