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July 2023
6 Ondrej Svec (CZE)
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Czech playmaker Svec rewarded with MVP trophy

SKOPJE (North Macedonia) - Ondrej Svec received the highest award for the FIBA U20 European Championship 2023, Division B as the Czech Republic playmaker was named Most Valuable Player.

Svec played a major role in the Czechs winning the U20 Division B tournament for the first time as he contributed an all-around display of 4 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 1 steal in the team's 85-72 win over North Macedonia in the Final. For the tournament, Svec averaged 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals. Svec ranked second on the team in the first three stats and was tied for first in steals.

Svec was joined on the All-Star Five by his teammate Ondrej Hustak as well as Teodor Simikj of North Macedonia, Oleksandr Kobzystyi of Ukraine and Sweden's Felix Brostrom.

Felix Brostrom,  Teodor Simikj, Oleksandr Kobzystyi, Ondrej Svec, Ondrej Hustak

Hustak led the Czechs in scoring in the Final with 17 points and also had 9 rebounds. He averaged 10.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the tournament. Hustak was third in scoring and first in rebounds on the Czech squad.

Simikj did all he could but the home side lost in the title bout despite him scoring 23 points to go with 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. The center produced 16.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.

Kobzystyi was tops on Ukraine in scoring and rebounds with an average of 17.0 points and 8.1 boards per game to go along with 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals. Brostrom, for his part, averaged 15.4 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from three-point range.