Facts, stats and the All-Star Starting 5T
All-Star Starting 5
The All-Star Starting 5 selection is based on the following criteria:
- Overall index and statistics
- Top ten positions in individual statistical categories for the tournament
- Team leader in individual statistical categories
- Match-winning performances
Men All-Star Starting 5
England dominated the tournament and see three players in the All-star five, with the awards being completed with representatives from Ireland and Wales.
Sebastian Emenalo led all scorers with 14pts a game, also shooting a tournament high 44% from the field. For good measure, he also finished in the top ten for blocks and steals. He also led all scorers in the deciding fixture against Ireland.
Nedas Cholevinskas finished just behind his teammate in scoring, dropping 13pts a game. His all round game saw top ten finishes in rebounds, assists, steals and field goal percentage.
Completing the English triumvirate is Matthew Goodwin. He contributed 11pts a game, along with 4 assists and 2.3 steals. Goodwin also shot 66.67% from 3, to lead all shooters in this category.
Making his second appearance in two years in the All-star five is Ireland’s Aivaras Uosis. He finished with 13pts a game on 41% shooting, with top ten stats for rebounds, steals and blocks.
Completing the team is Rhys Cornelius from Wales. Cornelius led Wales with 10pts a game, along with 7 rebounds and a 42% shooting percentage.
Off the bench:
- Aymen Kraria (Scotland)
- Darryl Cuff (Ireland)
- Robbie Gilmour (Scotland)
- Victor Okojie (Ireland)
- Joe Thomas (Wales)
Women All-Star Starting 5
Three countries contribute players to the Women’s All-star five, with one returner from last year’s tournament.
Caitlin Glockner was the stand-out player in the women’s tournament, with 21pts a game. This was achieved with the highest FG% and highest 3pt FG%, and her game high 24pts against England helped Ireland win the title.
She is joined by teammate Emma Tolan. Niamh led all women with 15 rebounds and 4.5 steals a game, as well as averaging 3 assists and 10pts.
England’s Katie Cox finished with 12.7pts per game, good for fifth in scoring average. She also had top five performances in assists, steals and fouls received, and led England in scoring and rebounds in the title-decider against Ireland.
The All-star starting five is completed by Welsh teammates Isobel Bunyan and Daisy Porter. Bunyan, like Ireland’s Aivaras Uosis, was also selected for this honour after the 2022 tournament. This time, she almost averaged a double double, with 20pts and 9 rebounds a game. She also had 3 assists and 4 blocks a game, and finished with the highest free throw percentage and had the dubious honour of being the most fouled player in the tournament.
Daisy Porter led all women in assists, was second in field goal percentage and averaged 13pts a game, good for the fourth highest total of the tournament.
Off the bench…
- Olivia Forster (England)
- Aoife Loftus (Scotland)
- Orlagh Gormley (Ireland)
- Emma Bailey (Wales)
- Felicia Jacobs-Abiola (England)
Many thanks to Duncan Mackenzie for compiling the stats!
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