Torrens Named Young Women's Player Of The Year

08 February 2010

FIBA Europe announced on Monday that Alba Torrens of Spain has been chosen as their 2009 Young Women's Player of the Year.

7. Alba Torrens (Spain)
Torrens won a bronze medal with Spain at EuroBasket Women 2009.
The 1.92 meter guard averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in helping to lead her country to a bronze medal at EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia. 

She also competed at the U20 European Championship Women where she took home a silver medal while leading the team in scoring and assists.

Torrens edged out Louice Halvarrson of Sweden and Jelena Milovanovic of Serbia for the honor. 2007 winner Sonja Petrovic finished fourth and 2008 winner Gintare Petronyte of Lithuania finished fifth.

"Alba is a very exciting player and her performance at EuroBasket Women last year says a lot of good things about the future of women's basketball, not only in Spain but all over Europe."  Commented FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos.

"She is one of the most graceful and skilled players I've seen in a long time," added Secretary General Nar Zanolin.

"She only gets more impressive as the years go by."

At club level Torrens competes for EuroLeague Women side Halcon Avenida where she is averaging 8.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest.

On Wednesday 10th February FIBA Europe will announce the winner of the Young Men's Player of the Year Award. 

Visit http://www.fibaeurope.com/ for details.

 

FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year Voting:

YOUNG WOMENEXPERTPUBLICRanking*
Alba Torrens
134
7774
0,199
Louice Halvarsson
55
5141
0,085
Jelena Milovanovic52
3922
0,079
Sonja Petrovic
505055
0,078
Gintare Petronyte
51
28360,076
Elina Babkina
43
6168
0,070
Olesia Malashenko33
3761
0,052
Katerina Elhotova
28
3490
0,045
Sabine Niedola
20
5618
0,038
Marta Xargay
19
5429
0,036
Melanie Plust
192282
0,030
Dürdane Gümüsay253870,012

 

*the ranking reflects a combination of fan and expert voting.


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