26 June, 2023
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Unstoppable Xu Han crowned TISSOT MVP to lead TISSOT All-Star Five

SYDNEY (Australia) - Xu Han was recognized for her stunning FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2023 campaign by being crowned MVP of the competition in Sydney.

Dominant throughout the whole tournament, the center had cause for double celebration as proved the main architect of China ending their 12-year wait for a title. Her stunning contribution cemented her place as one of the biggest stars of the global FIBA game. 

She signed off with a jaw breaking average of 22.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. She led the tournament in all three categories and posted a mind-blowing performance efficiency valuation of 29.4.

She was joined in the TISSOT All-Star Five by her teammate Meng Li, whose incredible leadership and competitiveness shone through relentlessly. Meng averaged 14.4 points, 4.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds for her team.

While there was a tinge of disappointment for Japan, Mai Yamamoto can at least take satisfaction in posting her best ever tournament for her country as she broke through to show she can be a leader for many years to come. She added to her silver medal by making the five having averaged 10.6 points, 5.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Australia scooped their third consecutive bronze medal and it was Alice Kunek who got the nod for the Opals representative as she came up big down the tournament stretch, including 19 points in that Third Place Game with New Zealand. She averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the gold and green.

Finally, New Zealand depart with an FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments spot as they made the top four for the first time. Much of that was built on Penina Davidson being an absolute anchor in the paint. She led the Tall Ferns with a near tournament double-double of 13.6 points and 9.8 boards per game, averaging a terrific performance efficiency valuation of 20.