25 August, 2023
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Stats leaders: Which players have been filling the statsheet?

MANILA, OKINAWA, JAKARTA (Philippines, Japan, Indonesia) - The First Round of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 is done and dusted. With half the teams advancing and half getting relegated, here is a review of the stats leaders from the First Round.




Slovenia's Luka Doncic tops the scoring charts thus far as the only player putting up 30.0 points per game. Luka Magic has been on full display in Okinawa, especially when he 37 points on Venezuela in their first game day. Meanwhile, two "Jordans" are nipping at Luka's heels. The "Jordanian Kobe," Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, is at second place (27.7) with Jordan Clarkson of the Philippines sitting at third place (24.0).


When it comes to rebounding, Japan's Joshua Hawkinson and Cape Verde's Edy Tavares are tied at the top with 12.0 rebounds per game apiece. Serbia's Nikola Milutinov ranks third at 10.3, while Jonas Valanciunas is the only other player averaging double-digit boards (10.0).


The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 playmaking leader so far has been Puerto Rico's Tremont Waters with 8.7 assists per game. Recall that he had 11 along against South Sudan in their stirring come-from-behind win. Following him are Serbia's Stefan Jovic (8.3) and Mexico's Paul Stoll (8.0).


We have pickpockets galore at the World Cup but only the good kind! In fact, we see Luka Doncic lead this category as well with 3.0 steals per contest. What can this guy not do, right?! Three guys share second place behind Luka with 2.7 steals per game. These are the Dominican Republic's Victor Liz, Mexico's Stoll and Puerto Rico's Waters.


We also have four current blocks leaders in the tournament. Each of these guys swat the ball 2.0 times per game. They are France's Nicolas Batum, Egypt's Anas Mahmoud, Greece's Georgios Papagiannis and Montenegro's Nikola Vucevic.


When it comes to shooting the lights out, Brazil's Yago Santos and Canada's Nickeil Alexander-Walker top the list with 12 three-pointers total each. Meanwhile, Dut Jok Kacuol of South Sudan and Evan Fournier from France are right behind them with 11 triples apiece.