A’Ja Wilson celebrated twice after being selected TISSOT Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 and leading the All-Star Five presented by Google in Sydney.
Wilson was a continuous threat to all of the United States’ opponents, and she concluded the tournament by leading the United States to an 83-61 victory against China in the tournament’s championship game, resulting in the team’s unprecedented 11th triumph. In addition to scoring 19 points in the championship game, she averaged 17.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game.
She was joined in the All-Star Five presented by Google by fellow American Breanna Stewart, the tournament’s MVP in Tenerife in 2018. She averaged 12.8, 6.6, and 3.0 assists per contest.
China won their first silver medal since the event was last held in Australia in 1994, with Xu Han’s performance standing out. She averaged 12,4 points, 8,4 boards, and 1.7 blocks per contest.
Steph Talbot enjoyed an action-packed campaign for Australia and was instrumental in the Opals’ bronze medal victory. The guard almost had a triple-double in the bronze medal game with Canada and averaged 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per contest game.
Bridget Carleton of Canada clinched the last slot and was instrumental in her country’s return to the Semifinals for the first time since 1986. The small forward ended with 12.8 points in the event. 5,3 boards and 2 assists per game.