The FIBA World Cup 2023 was a historic event in basketball. It featured a total of 32 teams, and for the first time in history, Germany lifted the FIBA World Cup. There was much more history created in the World Cup, like Canada winning the bronze medal and Germany and Serbia qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This year, many teams have given young talents who will be the rising stars in basketball. So, let’s take a look at who won the Rising Star Award.
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Who Won the Rising Star Award in the FIBA World Cup 2023?
Josh Giddey won the Rising Star Award at the FIBA World Cup 2023. The young Australian was one of the main reasons for their successful World Cup season. They qualified for the FIBA World Cup 2023 through qualifiers, and this was their best finish.
Josh Giddey was one of the outstanding players in the tournament. He scored a total of 97 points and provided 30 assists in just five matches. He averaged 16.6 points per game and 6.6 assists per game. His best performance came against the Japan basketball team, when he scored 26 points and provided 11 assists.
Fast Facts about Josh Giddey
|Full Name||Joshua James Giddey|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 2002|
|Age||20 years old|
|Height||6ft 8 inch (2.03 m)|
|Weight||98kg (216 lb)|
|Current teams||Oklahoma City Thunder and the Australia Basketball Team|
|Position||Point Guard/Shooting Guard|
|Draft||2021 NBA Draft, 6th pick overall|