Willy Hernangomez named Eurobasket MVP

2022-09-18T22:48:20+00:00 2022-09-19T00:20:16+00:00.

Aris Barkas

18/Sep/22 22:48


Spanish big man Willy Hernangomez got the MVP award of Eurobasket 2022

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Spanish big man Willy Hernangomez who finished the Eurobasket 2022 averaging 17,2 ppg and 6.9 rpg was named MVP of the tournament after Spain’s win in the final over France.

“It’s very hard to explain with words how I am feeling right now”, he said in the official press conference. “I am extremely proud, we deserved this gold medal and the trust in the locker rooms was something special. I am thankful to be part of this team”. 

The champions got also one more player in the best five of the tournament. Naturalized point guard Lorenzo Brown, averaging 15.2 ppg and 7.6 asp also made the cut, and his addition in the roster was crucial for the eventual winners of the trophy.

French big man Rudy Gobert who got the silver was also part of the best team, averaging a double-double (14.4 ppg, 11 rpg) in the tournament.

Dennis Schroder who led hosts Germany to a medal after 17 years also got in, averaging 22.1 ppg and 7.1 asp.

The last spot of the best five went to the Greek Freak. Giannis Antetokounmpo made it to the quarterfinals, being the top player in efficiency rating (32.7 per game), top scorer of the tournament (29.3 ppg) and sixth rebounder (8.8 rpg).