The “other” Top Performers in the FIBA world Championship

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Of course, we can all agree that the Top Performers of the Fiba world championship are the ones named to the All Star Five which are Kevin Durant, Luis Scola, Linas Kleiza, Hedo Turkoglu and Milos Teodosic. Here are the other players who also had good showing.

Yi Jianlian

Although China didn’t fare so well in the tournament, one bright spot is the performance of Yi Jianlian. With Yao Ming still recovering from a foot injury, Yi was asked to step up and lead the Chinese national team. And he did not disappoint, with monster averages of 20.2 ppg, 10.2 rpg, but it was not enough to lead them past Lithuania.

Goran Dragic

After a breakout season in the NBA, Dragic followed it up with an impressive showing in Turkey. Goran  lead the Slovenia National Team to a decent 8th place finish in the tournament. He lead his team both in points and assista with 12.7 ppg and 4.1 apg.

Carlos Delfino

Delfino’s brilliant play in the FIBA was outshadowed by a greater performance by Luis Scola. Carlos averaged 20.6 ppg 4.7 rpg.  He was shooting lights-out the entire tournament shooting 38.6 from 3s and 52.2 FG%. He surely took advantage of the absence of Manu Ginobili.

Hamed Haddadi

Haddadi was a force inside the entire tournament with his scoring, rebounding and shotblocking. He leads his team in all three categories with 20 ppg, 8.6 rpg and more than 2 blks. Inspite of his great efforts, Iran finished only 19th in the tournament.  

Juan Carlos Navarro

With Pau Gasol and Jose Calderon not playing for the Spanish National Team, there had to be someone who had to carry the scoring load. That responsibilty was gladly accepted by Navarro. This flashy combo-guard averaged 16.9 ppg and 3 apg. Unfortunately, Spain was not able to defend their FIBA crown.

Carlos Delfino – Carlos Delfino was shooting lights-out during the

  1. XD says:

    JCN should’ve been in the mythical 5.

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