ISTANBUL (2010 FIBA World Championship) – Stars from Argentina, Lithuania, Serbia, Turkey and the USA have been recognised for their outstanding tournaments with the All Star Five for the 2010 FIBA World Championship announced following Sunday's final between Turkey and the USA.
The All Star Five is made up of Luis Scola at centre, Linas Kleiza and Kevin Durant as forwards, and Hedo Turkoglu and Milos Teodosic in the guard positions.
The five players, each voted best player in his position by a selection of top basketball media representatives, received their awards on-court during the FIBA World Championship medal ceremony.
Additionally, they were each rewarded with a special edition Tissot PRC 200 Autoquartz watch by the Swiss watchmaker and FIBA global partner. The watches, which include a unique case back, were handed to them by Tissot's President Francois Thiebaud.
Scola led the tournament in scoring with an average of 27.1ppg, also pulling in 7.9rpg. Scola scored 30 points or more in five straight games, including 37 points in the Eight-Final against Brazil.
Kleiza helped the Lithuanian team win the bronze medal with 19ppg and 7.1rpg, highlighted by 33 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the playoff against Serbia.
Durant scored a tournament high 38 points in the Semi Final win over Lithuania, and led the USA to the gold medal with 28 points in the final, and an average of 22.8ppg and 6.1rpg over the tournament.
Turkoglu led the Turkish team on their remarkable run to the silver medal by averaging 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 3.4 apg. His best performance came against France in the Eight-Finals where he had 20 points and 4 rebounds.
Teodosic will be remembered for his game winning three-pointer in the Quarter Final win over Spain, but also shone throughout the FIBA World Championship, averaging 11.3ppg and 5.6apg, good for third in the tournament.