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Who do you think should be MVP at #FIBAU18Europe Division A? VOTE now!

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Several standout names have been lighting up the FIBA U18 Women's European Championship and we want you to let us know who should be the MVP.

The competition enters the final stages with the battle for the podium spots so which players have caught your eye.

Here are some of the leading candidates:

Janelle Salaun (FRA) - France have quietly gone about their business, dealing with injuries and continuing to win with Salaun a big reason behind that with her impressive all-round game. Her 3-point shooting has also been deadly, up at 54.5% as the tournament's joint leader.

Anastasiia Bobrik (RUS) - Bobrik has led the way for a deep Russian roster as they overcame Croatia and Latvia in making it to the last four. The MBA Moscow forward has put up 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game to set the tone amongst a side with many threats on offense.

Ilaria Panzera (ITA) - A stunning display in the last eight tie with Spain saw Panzera come close to a triple-double with a 20-9-9 line in another strong victory. The Italians have set the standard in pursuit of gold with Panzera a key factor to their success so far.

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Reka Dombai (HUN) - The 2002-born gem has been a scoring sensation for Hungary in leading the charge to fight for a medal. Dombai was scintillating in the Quarter-Finals with 26 points on 10 of 13 shooting and is shooting at 54.5% from 3-point range for the tournament.

Aminata Gueye (FRA) - Feed the ball to Gueye and she will score. The forward turned 17 on Wednesday and has been almost automatic under the basket with 76% shooting in averaging 9.4 points per outing along with 7.8 boards.

Laura Meldere (LAT) - The leading scorer in Sarajevo through 5 games, Meldere has put in serious work under the basket for Latvia. The 18-year-old forward produced two huge displays in the Group Phase - including a 30-point haul - and also added two double-doubles in the knockout rounds.

 

Raquel Carrera (ESP) - Another top player to miss out on the Semi-Final action, but Carrera has looked a class act again for her country. A smooth driver to the basket, the Spaniard saved her best for the Quarter-Finals with 20 points and 12 rebounds in a tough loss.

Caterina Gilli (ITA) - The FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2018 MVP has not stole the headlines for Italy, but simply not needed to. Contributing to a string of strong team performances, Gilli has amassed 9.6 points and 7.0 rebounds without hardly breaking sweat.

Someone else - Nika Muhl, Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka, Emily Bessoir and Simona Visockaite are just some of the names not to have made the list that have impressed in Sarajevo. Let us know your choice using #FIBAU18Europe on all social platforms.

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