22 September, 2022
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Which stats leader from Sydney impressed you the most?

SYDNEY (Australia) - Now that the dust (and celebratory confetti) has settled at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney, we're able to take a slight step back and look at the big picture that includes the outstanding performances of the players on the court.

Here are your leaders in each major statistical category from the Women's World Cup.
Make sure to vote for who you think was most impressive in this year's competition!


Leading the way in average steals per game was France's Sarah Michel who averaged 2.5 steals per game for Les Bleus. Trailing Michel closely was Women's World Cup champion and Best Defensive Player Alyssa Thomas who averaged 2.4 steals per game while leading the tournament in total steals with 19. Rounding out the top three and the only three players to average over 2 steals per game is TISSOT MVP A'Ja Wilson who recorded 2.2 steals per contest.


This version of the Women's World Cup featured some of the best shot blockers that the competition has seen in a while, including Han Xu and Ezi Magbegor who both had games with 5 blocks in the tournament. The leader in averaged shots blocked in this competition was, however, Diana Balayera of Mali who averaged 1.8 per game in Sydney.


The most generous players at the Women's World Cup featured three players who averaged over 6 assists across all of their games. While Belgium boasts two players in that trio with Julie Allemand and Emma Meesseman, who both dished out 6.3 assists per game, the leader in this statistical category was Serbia's Yvonne Anderson who dropped 6.5 dimes per contest. Australia's Steph Talbot, who was a member of the All-Star Five presented by Google and averaged 5.3 assists per game, recorded the most assists in total among all players with 42.


Unlike the categories listed above, the race for rebounding queen of the Women's World Cup saw a bigger gap for the leader as Mali's Sika Kone was the only player to average double-digits with an impressive 11.8 rebounds per contest. Kayla Alexander was three rebounds away from averaging double-digits, but nonetheless still ended up with an admirable 9.7 boards per contest. Alexander also led all players in total rebounds in the competition with 77.


There were many outstanding scoring performances in the Women's World Cup this year and these scorers were all featured among the top five leaders in points scored per game. Puerto Rico was one of the breakout teams of the tournament and Arella Guirantes was also one of the breakout players, leading the competition in both average points per game (18.2) and total points scored (109). Korea's Kang LeeSeul, who scored the most points in a single game with 37 against Bosnia and Herzegovina, was nipping right at Guirantes' heel with 17.2 points per game of her own. TISSOT MVP Wilson cracked another Top 5 appearance here, also with 17.2 points per contest with 103 points scored in total - good for second most among all players.

Which statistical category leader do you think was the most impressive here in Sydney?