Ogwumike stars for unbeaten USA to earn TISSOT MVP award
BELGRADE (Serbia) - Nneka Ogwumike capped a fine FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade with the TISSOT MVP award from Group A.
The USA forward produced her best in a 24-point display on 82 percent shooting to go with 9 rebounds as USA crushed Mozambique in the second of their three wins.
Ogwumike was joined by team-mate A'ja Wilson with the 23-year-old posting 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds with back-to-back 16-point games in the two opening victories.
Ana Dabovic represented the hosts amongst the All-Star Five with double-figures in scoring in all three games for an average of 12.0 points along with 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals for Serbia as they sealed their ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Nigeria will also be heading to Tokyo with Ezinne Kalu playing a key role for the reigning FIBA Women's AfroBasket champions with 16.0 points and 4.3 assists having almost led her side to a memorable triumph over USA on the final day.
There was also a spot for Leia Dongue to round out the lineup after standing out for Mozambique with 10.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists