26 January, 2021
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Wayne Selden named Final Four MVP

TEL AVIV (Israel) - Wayne Selden emphasized the team effort it took for Ironi Ness Ziona to win the 2020-21 FIBA Europe Cup title after being named as the Final Four MVP.

The 26-year-old landed the top honor after backing up his Semi-Final heroics with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists in the 82-74 triumph over Arged BMSLAM Stal.

"It was a battle. Honestly, there are multiple guys that MVP could have went to," declared Selden post-game. "Nimi [Levi] had a great game, Lior [Carreira] in the fourth quarter was huge, without Pat [Miller] we can't do anything, Braian [Angola] got hot with those threes he hit. 

"It was a group effort, for sure. It was great to just be able to compete and get those stops down the stretch."

Selden came up with the decisive three-pointer in Ness Ziona's Semi-Final victory over BC Parma before helping his side win the title to cap his first season in Europe.

Selden also dedicated the award to Terrence Clarke - an NBA prospect from Boston, who sadly passed away in a car accident earlier this week.

"It's definitely for my little bro Terrence. With or without the MVP, it was going to be dedicated to him. With or without the Championship, it was going to be dedicated to him, because I knew I was going to come out and give it my all.

"I'm blessed to be able to be the champion, to get the MVP - and this is all for him and the city back home. The city is definitely hurt right now with that loss, so I'm glad I was able to do this."