Deni Avdija completes MVP tournament with strong showing

2019-07-21T22:49:34+00:00 2019-07-21T22:49:34+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

21/Jul/19 22:49

A great tournament ended in the best way for Deni Avdija, gold medal and MVP honor.

By Eurohoops Team/

Deni Avdija was the big star of the 2019 FIBA U20 European Championship. For the second straight year, he helped Israel secure the gold medals. He earned the MVP honors following Yovel Zoosman’s 2018 example and a spot in the All Star 5 alongside Carlos Alocen, Yam Madar, Sergi Martinez Costa and Philipp Herkenhoff.

In the Final against Spain, Avdija notched 23 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal in 37:10. The NBA draft-bound player averaged 18.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.4 blocks and 2.1 steals per contest in the tournament.