MVP Nurkic Leads All Tournament Team

19.08.2012

U18 MEN DIVISION B

Tournament MVP Jusuf Nurkic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) with National Federeation Secretary General Harun Mahmutovic
Jusuf Nurkic is presented with the MVP award by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation Secretary General, Harun Mahmutovic 

Jusuf Nurkic had one dominating game after another at the U18 European Championship for Men Division B while playing for hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina.

After leading his side to promotion, and the gold medal on Sunday, Nurkic has been named MVP of the event.

Joining Nurkic on the all-tournament five are teammate Adin Vrabac, Finland's Joonas Lehtoranta, the Czech Republic's Radovan Kouril and England's Luke Nelson.

Nurkic, a 2.12m center, averaged 19.4 points and 13.3 rebounds per contest in Sarajevo.

In his team's clash with Finland, Nurkic had a jaw-dropping 34 points and 20 boards.

On Sunday, Nurkic capped a brilliant tournament with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 76-64 title triumph over the Czechs.

Lehtoranta averaged more than 17 points per contest.

He and the Finns were the only team to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina, winning 86-84 despite Nurkic's terrific performance.

Kouril had 25 points for the Czechs in the gold-medal game.

The 1.80m playmaker averaged 16 points and eight assists.

It's no surprise to see Nelson on the all-tournament team either because in England's 64-63 Semi-Final defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina, he poured in a game-high 33 points.

The 1.89m point guard was averaging more than 17 points, three assists and five rebounds per game heading into Sunday's bronze-medal clash.

Adin Vrabac brought his all-around skilss to the table for Bosnia and Herzegovina, averaging 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists.


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