Motiejunas MVP, Two Greeks In All-Tournament Team

03.08.2008

Lithunia's Donatas Motiejunas was named Most Valuable Player of the U18 European Championship Men despite Lithuania losing in the gold medal game against hosts Greece in Pyrgos.

The 17-year-old Motiejunas scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Lithuania's 57-50 loss to Greece in the final.

All told, Motiejunas averaged 18.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.8 blocked shots over six games in the tournament.

The other four players of the U18 European Championship Men All-Tournament - selected by the participating coaches - were: Turkey center Enes Kanter, Croatia forward Mario Delas and Greek guards Nikos Pappas and Kostas Sloukas.

The tournament's Fair Play award was given to Greek forward Vlantimir Giankovits, who broke a bone in his foot in the third game of the event and cheered on his team-mates at the semi-finals and finals wearing a cast on his leg.


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