Kanter Named MVP


Tournament MVP Enes Kanter
Tournament MVP Enes Kanter
Turkey's Enes Kanter was named Most Valuable Player of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.

The centre averaged 18.6 points and a tournament-best 16.4 rebounds in leading his team to a bronze medal performance.

The 17-year-old finished the tournaments with monster performances, going for 32 points and 25 rebounds in a semi-final loss to Serbia before bouncing back and going for 35 points and 19 rebounds in a 95-74 win over Lithuania in the bronze medal game on Sunday.

Joining Kanter on the All Tournament team are point guard Toni Prostran of Croatia, France's small forward Evan Fournier and big men Dejan Musli of Serbia and Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania.

The latter was also given the Fair Play award for his exceptional behaviour on the court.

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