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Who was the best player at #FIBAU18Asia? Vote Now

BENGALURU (FIBA U18 Women's Asian Championship 2018) – The finals concluded a couple of days ago, so let's hear from you as to who you think was the best player at #FIBAU18Asia.

China won the title beating Japan 89-76.  China point guard Yuan Li, in particular, was outstanding in the win. But throughout the course of this championship- through the 20 Division A games that stretched from the preliminary Group Phase to the all important finals- multiple players stepped up for different teams. 

We have shortlisted the following 12 stars from the top five Division A teams at this edition.

It's now up to you to make the final choice. 

So cast your vote from the below options:

Yuan Li (CHN): The best players reserve their best for when it matters. While Yuan Li was solid through the group phases, in the finals she absolutely blew the competition away. The senior China squad member was the overall leader in assists at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, so it should come as no surprise that she led all players in assists here as well, at 7.5 apg.

Mingling Chen (CHN)The 6ft 4'' center has been China's most consistent performer averaging a highly impressive 15.2 points and 14.5 rebounds. At +24.8, Chen has also been the most efficient player in the tournament.

Ziting Tang (CHN): The ideal power forward, the 6ft 3'' Tang has averaged 9.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. Her rebounding numbers are the best among all forwards in the competition. 

Isobel Anstey (AUS)Australia's fortunes dipped in the decisive stages of the Championship, but Anstey stayed consistent throughout. The 6ft 3'' center has averaged 11.5 ppg and 9 rpg.

Miela Goodchild (AUS)The shooting guard led all players in points (averaging 17.6 ppg in under 29mpg). Two of her three 20+ games came in the semifinals and 3rd place match, showing her ability to step up when it matters. Alongwith Anstey, Goodchild is one of the big reasons Australia finished among the medals. 

Norika Konno (JPN)A vital cog in Japan's electrifying quick offense, the 5ft 10'' guard has 13 ppg and 4 rpg. 

Chinatsu Umeki (JPN)Despite being undersized for her position, the 5ft 5'' shooting guard has averaged 11.6 ppg through 6 games.

Layla Takehara (JPN): Power forward Takehara has impressive numbers of 13.4 ppg and 6 rpg, in the process helping Japan finish runners up in the competition. 

Nanako Todo (JPN)Arguably the quickest small forward at #FIBAU18Asia, Todo was unstoppable with her 14 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. She is also third overall in efficiency (+17.2).

Jihyun Park (KOR)The only member on the U18 Korean side who also participated in the senior women's World Cup earlier this year, Park has showcased her experience and talent to the fullest. She is second overall in points per game (16 ppg) and efficiency (+18), while also averaging a solid 7.6 rebounds per game

Sohee Lee (KOR)The 5ft 6'' Lee was the perfect guard complement to Jihyun Park, averaging 13.2 ppg, 4.4 apg and 4.4 rpg. 

Charlisse Leger-Walker (NZL)In their maiden appearance in the U18 Women's Asian Championship, the Oceania side heavily relied on "do it all" point guard Leger-Walker. One of the best rebounding point guards in the Championship, Leger-Walker averaged a hugely impressive 9.4 rpg and 13.6 ppg.

*You can check out all the Division A top performers here.