Isla Juffermans named MVP, joins All-Star Five of Borlase, Li, Yokoyama, and Hsiao
BENGALURU (India) - Isla Juffermans was named MVP of the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship 2022 following a dominant performance for Australia throughout the competition.
The 1.93M (6’4”) center was only one of two players to average a double-double throughout the tournament with 17.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. Juffermans was also among one of only two players to shoot over 60 percent from the field in the competition, finishing with a field goal shooting percentage of 66.1 percent. While she performed at a high standard in each game, Juffermans saved the best for last with a stellar 26-point, 15-rebound outing in the Final to get Australia their first ever U18 Women’s Asian Championship title.
Juffermans is joined by fellow teammate Isobel Borlase, Li Wenxia from China, Chinami Yokoyama from Japan, and Hsiao Yu Wen from Chinese Taipei.
Isobel Borlase was the star guard for the Gems in their run to the championship. Borlase was among the top five among all players in scoring (14.4 points per game), assists (4.4 assists per game), and steals (2.8 steals per game). She was also sixth in rebounds with 7.6 rebounds per game after grabbing 14 in the Final.
Li Wenxia was China’s leading scorer through the competition, finishing with the third-best scoring average in the tournament at 15.2 points per game. She was also solid on the boards with 6.8 rebounds per game to her name as well for the tournament Finalists.
Chinami Yokoyama was the all-around guard for Japan here in India. She led the team in scoring (13.2 points per game), assists (5.4 assists per game), and steals (2.8 steals per game), while also being second in rebounds (5.4 rebounds per game).
Chinese Taipei had an inspiring run to the Semi-Final in the competition this year and a large part of that was due to the historical performance of Hsiao Yu Wen. The center ended up as the leading scorer (19.2 points per game) and rebounder (13.5 rebounds per game) of the competition while shooting an efficient 56.5 percent from the floor.