|Alina Iagupova receives the award for the FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year 2012|
Presented by FIBA Board member Lena Wallin-Kantzy, she took receipt of the accolade which was won after a vote by fans and selected media.
"It's special of course," said the 21-year-old.
"It can give me more confidence and it‘s very good for me just to think about how proud I am to win this."
It was Iagupova who led Ukraine to a spot in France, finishing with a team high 14.3 points per game and an impressive 6.3 rebounds during qualification.
She then turned her attention to the U20 European Championship in Debrecen where she took Ukraine to the quarter-finals and cemented a place in the All-Tournament Team with an astonishing 26.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and three steals a night.