Spain claim FIBA EuroBasket 2022 crown
BERLIN (Germany) - Spain returned to the top of Europe as they captured the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 crown with an 88-76 victory over France.
Juancho Hernangomez connected on seven three-pointers to score 27 points to guide Spain to their fourth continental title after 2009, 2011 and 2015. It was Spain's 14th top-three finish in EuroBasket history. France, who have reached the podium 10 times, finished second for a third time.
Willy Hernangomez of Spain was voted the TISSOT Most Valuable Player, averaging 17.2 points and 6.9 rebounds in the tournament. Joining him on the TISSOT All-Star Five were Spanish teammate Lorenzo Brown, Dennis Schroder of Germany, Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert of France.
Germany claimed the third spot on the podium after winning the Third Place Game 82-69 over Poland for their first bronze medal and third overall after the title in 1993 and second place in 2005.
The final standings of the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 are as follows:
16. Czech Republic
18. Bosnia and Herzegovina
24. Great Britain
About FIBA EuroBasket
The flagship competition of FIBA Europe, FIBA EuroBasket is the most prestigious basketball event in the continent with a history that dates back to 1935. The 41st edition of the event, FIBA EuroBasket 2022, will take place in Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany and Italy from September 1-18, 2022.