Jekabsone To Be Presented Young Women’s Player Of The Year Award

05 May 2006

Bourges Basket’s Anete Jekabsone will be presented with the FIBA Europe 2005 Young Women’s Player of the Year trophy during her team’s match-up against Valenciennes in the French Women’s Cup final this Sunday in Paris.

FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin will present Jekabsone with the custom-designed trophy at halftime of the game.

The Latvian native collected 92 votes from the international media selection for the award, 25 votes more than the second-place recipient.

In 2005, Jekabsone averaged 19.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.8 steals per contest for Latvia at EuroBasket Women. She led Bourges in scoring with 13.5 a game in the EuroLeague Women.

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