Gassom Toure is the 2023 FIBA U16 African Championship MVP


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MONASTIR (Tunisia) – On the day that Guinea shocked Egypt to win their first-ever FIBA U16 African Championship, Nour Gassim Toure was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).

His contribution throughout the ten-day event in the Tunisian coastal city of Monastir was out of this world.

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The 14-year-old Toure came up with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists to rescue Guinea from a 15-point deficit and upset Egypt 84-76.

Overall, Toure, a point guard with an impressive skillset, averaged 20 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.1 assists in seven games.

Toure was joined in the All-Tournament Team by his teammate  Araphan Diane, Egypt’s Mohamed Wael Shahin, Mahamadou dit Kouye Diop of Mali and Moroccan Rayane Solhi.

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Araphan Diane was one of the tournament’s top performers as he recorded seven double-doubles in as many games.

In the decisive Final, the 2.03m (6ft 8in) center contributed 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to leave his mark in the history of the U16 African Championship.

Diane averaged 17.4 points, 17.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.

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Mohamed Wael Shahin contributed 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game; Rayane Solhi was one of the leading scorers, averaging 19.3 points per game and Mali’s Mahamadou dit Kouye Diop logged 12.6 points and 15 rebounds per game.

Rwanda took home the Fair Player award.


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