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Yacoubou Elected MVP

16 July 2006

France's Isabelle Yacoubou was named MVP of the Ostchem European Championship U20 Women in Sopron, Hungary after Sunday's final.

The tournament was the first in a French uniform for Yacoubou, who hails from Benin in Western Africa.

The 195 cm center was a force throughout the competition for France, averaging 16.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, including a 29-point, 15-rebound performance against Hungary in the semis and 21 points and 14 rebounds in her team's bronze medal game win against Spain.

Yacoubou was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Silvia Dominguez (Spain), Andrea Somogyi (Hungary), Rita Kollö (Hungary) and Tatiana Bokareva (Russia).

 

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