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. Well, you might want to know who won the Defensive Player Award. So, we are here to provide you with the information.
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Who Won the Best Defensive Player Award in the FIBA World Cup 2023?
Dillon Brooks won the Best Defensive Player Award at the FIBA World Cup 2023. The Canadian basketball player stood like a wall in every game he played. He was also the top scorer for the team on several occasions, including in the bronze medal match against the United States.
Brooks scored a total of 121 points and provided 21 assists in eight matches. Playing in the defensive position, he managed to average 14.3 points per game. His best performance was against the United States team, when he scored 39 points and provided five assists for the team.
Fast Facts about Dillon Brooks
|Full Name||Dillon Brooks|
|Date of Birth||January 22, 1996|
|Age||27 years old|
|Height||6ft 6 inch (1.98 m)|
|Weight||102kg (225 lb)|
|Current teams||Houston Rockets and the Canada Basketball Team|
|Position||Small Forward/Shooting Guard|
|Draft||2017 NBA Draft, 45th pick overall|