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Who were the Top Performers from each team in Asia Cup 2022?
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Who were the Top Performers from each team in Asia Cup 2022?

JAKARTA (Indonesia) - The FIBA Asia Cup 2022 has a crowned champion and now that the dust has settled, let’s take a quick look back at each team and their outstanding players.

We know Lebanon’s Wael Arakji was named TISSOT MVP, but who are the other players that can be considered as MVPs on their own respective teams?

Thon Maker (AUS)

17.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 blocks per game
21.0 EFF

The Boomers take pride in being a well-rounded team that doesn’t rely on an individual player to get them going, but it’s tough to deny the production of Maker in the championship run. More impressively, Maker got his numbers playing only 25.5 minutes per game.

Wayne Chism (BRN)

21.3 Points, 17.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 2.3 blocks per game on 50 percent shooting
28.7 EFF

Bahrain didn’t make it out of the Group Phase after suffering three straight losses, but Chism certainly made sure they at least had a fighting chance. Chism recorded at least 17 points and 14 rebounds in game while also putting in at least 1 steal and 1 block as well.

Zhou Qi (CHN)

15.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks per game on 63.0 percent shooting
23.7 EFF

Zhou might have arrived late to the scene, but he was quick to make an impact. His best game, unfortunately, was in the loss to Lebanon where he had 22 points, 21 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

Chen Ying-Chun (TPE)

14.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 3.5 steals per game
17.8 EFF

Before Chinese Taipei were knocked out of the competition on the Freddy Ibrahim buzzer-beater, Chen was on his way to wrapping up one of the most clutch performances of the Asia Cup. Chen also had 14 steals in the competition, tied for most among all players at the Asia Cup.

Pranav Prince (IND)

9.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3 steals per game
6.0 EFF

This was a tough Asia Cup for India, but as they emphasized throughout the competition, there’s a lot to forward to in the future. Prince is one of those promising pieces as the 19-year-old was one of the most productive players on the team. Prince’s numbers might seem a bit underwhelming compared to the others listed here, so think of this as an introduction performance for the future instead.

Marques Bolden (INA)

21.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.8 blocks per game on 54.1 percent shooting and 43.8 percent three-point shooting
28.5 EFF

Indonesia’s star center was among top 5 in scoring and rebounding, while also leading all players in Efficiency. Bolden was a big factor to Indonesia’s inspiring run, which should not come as a surprise considering how efficient he shot from the floor.

Hamed Haddadi (IR)

15.8 points, 14.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 blocks per game on 54.2 percent shooting
26.0 EFF

Count out the 37-year-old at your own risk. The 4-time Asia Cup MVP recorded a double-double in each game he played, while also getting at least 4 assists, too. Truly aging like fine wine.

Yuta Watanabe (JPN)

16.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists per game
17.8 EFF

It was a bit of a shame that Watanabe wasn’t able to play in Japan’s last game against Australia, considering both how much of an impact he had on the team and how well they finished the game. The 27-year-old forward did a little bit of everything for Japan in this Asia Cup run while also playing the role of the big brother for the Akasuki Five’s youngsters.

Ahmad Al Dwairi (JOR)

13.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.7 blocks per game on 53.3 percent shooting
23.2 EFF

An injury kept Al Dwairi out of the last two games, but prior to that, he was making his claim as one of the best big men in Asia. This was well-acknowledged when Jordan beat Iran where Dwairi had 15 poins, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks against Haddadi himself.
Who says the big man position is dead?

Maxim Marchuk (KAZ)

10.7 points, 4.3 rebounds per game on 52 percent shooting
9.0 EFF

Maxim Marchuk was one of the more productive players for Kazakhstan in their run through the Asia Cup in Jakarta, which included an 11-point, 6-rebound outing against Iran.

Ra GunA (KOR)

19.3 points, 12.0 rebounds per game on 38.9 percent three-point shooting
23.0 EFF

Korea fell just short of reaching another Asia Cup Final in a loss to New Zealand which also put an end to Ra’s first ever Asia Cup. The big man was an offensive force whether it was in the post, draining mid-range jumpers, or even knocking down some three-pointers.

Wael Arakji (LBN)

26.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.8 steals on 51.7 percent shooting, 45.8 percent three-point shooting, 84.4 percent free-throw shooting
24.4 EFF

The TSSOT MVP balled out through the entire tournament, notching large numbers in efficient fashion. Arakji led the entire tournament in scoring, notching over 20 points in each game while also shooting at a clip of over 50-40-80. Incredible.

Flynn Cameron (NZL)

13.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game
16.4 EFF

Cameron was one assist shy of averaging over 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in his first ever Asia Cup, a pretty rare feat to accomplish. The all-around guard was close to recording a triple-double in a big game against Korea in the Quarter-Finals.

Bobby Ray Parks (PH)

13.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game on 48.4 percent shooting, 50.0 percent three-point shooting, and 100 percent free-throw shooting
12.8 EFF

Parks’ return to the national team and his first Asia Cup run might not have ended the way he and the team wanted. However, he was able to prove that he can be one of the most productive players on the team capable of doing many things efficiently.

Khalid Abdel Gabar (KSA)

16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game
15.5 EFF

Abdel Gabar was unfortunately not able to play in the first game against Indonesia and the fans got to see what Saudi Arabia were missing out when he played against Jordan and Australia. He certainly looking forward to the next time that he can put upbig numbers for Saudi Arabia once again.

Abdulwahab Alhamwi (SYR)

11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game
14.8 EFF

What a game Alhamwi had against Kazakhstan with 15 points and 16 rebounds, which was more than enough to get Syria to the Quarter-Finals. Alhamwi made an impact with his size in every game on both sides of the floor.