MANILA (Philippines) – After a formidable debut marketing campaign, 20-year-old Josh Giddey earned the Wanda Rising Star Award on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
The Australia level guard is now the primary recipient of the newly minted accolade by FIBA’s Global Partner, Wanda Group.
Throughout the competitors, Giddey averaged 19.4 factors, 6.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per sport for the Boomers. In the historical past of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, there have solely been six gamers – Drazen Petrovic, Wilfredo Ruiz, Kevin Durant, Yao Ming, John Lucas, and Leo Rautins – to common extra factors than Josh Giddey earlier than turning 22 years outdated.
He led his group in factors and assists per sport and was arguably the perfect Boomer within the World Cup.
Despite being one of many youngest gamers within the occasion, the two.03M (6’8″) level guard was fast to make his presence identified with 14 factors, 9 rebounds, and eight assists towards Finland within the opening sport. With the efficiency, he turned the second participant within the twenty first century since LeBron James to mix for greater than 10 factors, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists of their first-ever World Cup sport.
Giddey had his greatest sport of the competitors within the win towards Japan. He posted 26 factors, shot 10 from 18 and added 11 assists and 5 rebounds and was chosen TCL Player of the Game.
There have been many younger rising stars in competition for the award like Nikola Jovic, Paolo Banchero, Usman Garuba, Juan Nunez and Jean Montero nevertheless it was Giddey who proved himself the brightest of the perfect prospects on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
The choice standards for the Wanda Rising Star Award was that candidates should be 21 years outdated or youthful (born 2002 or after) and play a minimal of 4 video games within the competitors. Candidates have been chosen primarily based on particular person performances and the broader impression on their respective groups.
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