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Saturday's Top 5 Players at Turin OQT

TURIN (2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments) - The Final of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Turin was a classic that went to overtime and saw plenty of big performances from players for both Italy and Croatia.

FIBA.com takes a closer look at the Top 5 Performers from Saturday's Turin OQT action.

Krunoslav Simon
Even after picking three early fouls in the first quarter, Simon came up big for the second night in a row. Always in the right spot, he shot 6-of-10 from three-point range including one in overtime that gave Croatia a five-point cushion with 3:32 left to play.

Marco Belinelli
While he only shot 4-of-15 from the field (27 percent), Belinelli was involved in every scoring situation for Italy including the drive that led to the Nicolo Melli's tip-in that tied the game at the end of regulation and sent it into overtime. Belinelli also played 38 minutes and drew 10 fouls from Croatia.

Bojan Bogdanovic
There was no one more consistent throughout this tournament than Bogdanovic who once again led Croatia in scoring and went to the free-throw an impressive 13 times, making good on 12 attempts. He also scored Croatia's last seven points in overtime including a key three-pointer with 1:14 that proved a real dagger.

Dario Saric
The MVP of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Turin was a dominating force at both ends of the court. He was the point guard in clutch situations for Croatia and shot 50 percent from the field, while also grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds.

Nicolo Melli
Italy’s big man Melli was once again the heart of the team in the middle. In the clutch he was responsible for every key Italian rebound including the put-back that tied the game and sent it into overtime. His 5 offensive rebounds were a story in this game for a team that was not able ot have Danilo Gallinari (fouled-out) in the closing moments.