Austin Reaves and Josh Giddey Snubbed, as Anthony Edwards Placed Alongside Luka Doncic in Honorary Fiba Achievement

Published 09/10/2023, 3:04 PM EDT

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The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has been a spectacle of skill and heart-stopping moments. The German national team has emerged victorious, setting a record for winning a World Cup for the first time, after defeating Serbia with 83-77 points. As the dust settles on the court, the All-Star Five of the tournament has been announced. This prestigious lineup represents the best performers throughout the competition. However, the selection has also seen some notable omissions.

The FIBA All-Star Five is a blend of youth and experience

The All-Star Five for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 includes some of the brightest talents in international basketball. Germany’s point guard Dennis Schroder, who led his team to victory with an average of 19.1 points per game, was named the MVP. Joining him is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from Canada.


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Despite going home with no medal, Anthony Edwards from the USA has also made it to the All-Five selection. He gave an outstanding performance throughout and he is likely to be in team US for years to come. Bogdan Bogdanovic from Serbia, and Luka Doncic from Slovenia, are the other two players to earn the title of All-Star.

Each player brought a unique skill set to their respective teams. Schroder’s leadership on the court was instrumental in Germany’s success. Shai, with his impressive average of 30.4 EFF per game, was instrumental in Canada’s medal win. Edwards averaged 18.9 points per game for the US. Bogdanovic’s contribution to Serbia’s journey to the finals cannot be overlooked. Lastly, Doncic’s performance for Slovenia was nothing short of spectacular. Despite losing, Luka has emerged as the top scorer of the tournament with an impressive 27 PPG.


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Austin Reaves and Josh Giddey are snubbed from All-Star appearance

Both the players delivered incredible performances throughout the tournament. Lakers guard Austin Reaves played a key role in several matches. His performance against Lithuania was particularly noteworthy as he emerged as a game-changer with 20 points. Despite Team USA’s unexpected fall to Germany in the semifinals, Reaves’ overall performance in the tournament was exceptional.

On the other hand, Giddey, a point guard for Australia, made history by becoming the first recipient of the Wanda Rising Star Award. At just 20 years old, GidThe FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 All-Star Five have been announced with some notable omissions. dey averaged 19.4 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game for Australia. His leadership on the court was evident throughout Australia’s campaign in the tournament.

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Their omission from the All-Star Five does not diminish their contributions to their teams and their impressive performances throughout the tournament.

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Chetan Kumar


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Chetan is an NBA content writer at Essentially Sports. Being an active basketball player since his school days, he has always been a dedicated follower of the NBA. His passion for the game has drove him to pursue a career in sports journalism.
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Saumya Khanduja