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Who produced the best individual performance of the #FIBAU16Europe Group Phase? Vote now!

UDINE (Italy) - With the Group Phase of the FIBA U16 European Championship 2019 concluding on Sunday, we want you to let us know who you think produced the best performance.

Plenty of players came up with impressive individual displays over the course of the three days of action, so cast your vote on who was the best during the opening round.

Check out the official player stats and see a more detailed summary of each performer below the vote:

Adem Bona (TUR)
- Bona is a strong candidate for the MVP so far, which is not really a surprise after he played so well at the FIBA U18 European Championship 2019, despite being two years younger than the rest of the competition. The big man shined right away on Game Day 1 against Slovenia with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Duje Brala (CRO)
 - Brala actually has had two galas thus far for Croatia. In the Game Day 1 win over Russia, he collected 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Brala followed that up with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals against Germany on Game Day 3.

Davide Casarin (ITA) - This is the only option coming in a defeat as Casarin did all he could to keep Italy from losing on Game Day 3 against Russia. He missed the first game and was outstanding in the loss, scoring 28 points  on 9-14 shooting, including 3-5 from long range, to go with 7 rebounds, 4 assists and an efficiency of 29.

Ofek Gol (ISR) - Israel  came back from a 17-point fourth quarter deficit and won a thriller in triple-overtime against North Macedonia on Game Day 2. Gol did some of everything for Israel with 24 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals for a 44 efficiency.

Andrej Mitrevski (MKD) - North Macedonia had given Spain a tough run on Game Day 1 and then blew a 17-point fourth quarter lead in losing to Israel in triple-overtime on Game Day 2. Mitrevski made sure that MKD got their first U16 Division A victory since 2003 as he collected 23 points and 2 assists against Latvia. Mitrevski was not even born yet the last time North Macedonia won in the U16 A level.

Paulius Murauskas (LTU) - Lithuania were struggling mightily with Slovenia on Game Day 3 but Murauskas stepped up with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in the fourth quarter, finishing with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.

Iaroslav Niagu (RUS) - Russia built a big lead against Germany on Game Day 2 and managed to hold on. Niagu shrugged off a minor injury late in the first half and finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks.

Juan Nunez Garcia (ESP) - Spain looked in control against North Macedonia on Game Day 1 but could not score for 3 minutes  late in the game as MKD got closer. But Nunez came up with a big assist to stop the drought and then iced the game with 2 free throws with 8.4 seconds left. He finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Nikola Radovanovic (SRB) - Serbia could not really get going against Greece in the first quarter on Game Day 1, but Radovanovic picked up his game. After going scoreless in the first 10 minutes, he finished with 26 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.


Emanuel Sharp (ISR) - Israel came up with the thriller of the tournament with the triple-overtime win over North Macedonia on Game Day 2. And a huge reason for that was Sharp as he scored 19 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter or overtimes to go with 6 rebounds.

Koralp Turk (TUR) - Turkey managed to knock off Lithuania in overtime on Game Day 2. But they had to do it without star big man Adem Bona, who fouled out late in regulation. Turk stepped up and collected 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Victor Wembanyama (FRA)
 - Wembanyama's last two games were both worthy of a vote. On Game Day 2 against Serbia, the center flirted with a triple-double as he collected 11 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks and 3 steals. With France struggling to knock off Greece on Game Day 3, Wembanyama had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks in the 4th quarter. He finished with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 6 blocks, 2 assists and 1 steal.