TOKYO, Japan (4th FIBA Asia Cup): Samad Bahrami who played a stellar role in Iran’s triumph at the 4th FIBA Asia Cup became the most accomplished individual player of the competition winning two awards, including that of the MVP.
The 29-year-old Mahram star was also named in the All-Star line-up of the tournament for the position of the small forward.
The two finalists swept all the five places in the All-Star Best Five, with Iran’s Hamed Afagh named for the shooting guard and Asghar Kardoust for the center position.
Two players from Japan, who lost the final, figured in the All-Star – Kosuke Takeuchi for power forward and Ryota Sakurai for the position of point guard.
Mr. Kiyofumi Tamiaki, President and CEO of FIBA Asia partners Molten gave away the MVP award.
Mr. Kazuhito Matsuo of Asics Corporation gave away the prizes for the All Stars.