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from left to right: Kevin Pangos (Canada), Mateusz Ponitka (Poland), Bradley Beal (USA), James Mc Adoo (USA) and Przemyslav Karnowski (Poland)

HAMBURG (FIBA U17 World Championship) - The All-Tournament Five for the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship includes two gold medalist, two silever medalists and one bronze medalist.

Kevin Pangos of Canada, who was instrumental in his team's impressive third place finish, of Canada was named best point guard of the Championship. Beautifully controlling the game's pace and finding open spaces with ease, Pangos also finished as his team's highest scorer.

Mateusz Ponitka of Poland, whose shooting was exceptional for much of the tournament - though he will have been disappointed to have had one of his poorest games in the final - was at times breathtaking from the arc, while his drives into the paint also got many off their seats.

James Mc Adoo collects the title of best power forward. His speed in the paint and his outstanding accrobatic abilities entertained the crowd as much as they contributed to his team's success.

Bradley Beal of the USA - also named tournament MVP - joins the team as best small forward. Beal, who was helped by some awesome team play, did very little wrong throughout the USA's eight victories, his almost 50% three-point shooting average and his blend of hard work and talent were key factors in him being named tournament MVP.

Przemyslav Karnowski of Poland, who was majestic throughout the Championship, and whose power under the rim was too much for every opponent he came up against and who totalled 88 rebounds, was named as the competition's best centre.

The players were handed over their trophies during the closing ceremony and were given a standing ovation.


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