Pau Gasol Wins MVP & 2015 EuroBasket Gold in Dominating Win Over Lithuania
Pau Gasol racked up 25 points (10-15 fg), 12 boards, 4 dimes and 3 blocks in Spain’s easy 80-63 win over Lithuania to win the 2015 EuroBasket title. He also won his 3rd scoring crown and his 2nd Tournament MVP award after averaging 25.5 & 8.8 throughout the tournament.
“It was an incredible championship,” Gasol said after Spain won it’s 3rd title in the last 4 tournaments. “We went through struggles early on but the team responded well, and with our backs to the wall, we understood that we had to play better defense.”
“It’s of special significance to play this well at this stage of my career after all I’ve accomplished. It is something I will remember until the end of my life.”
Looking at all that the 35 year old has accomplished, you have to say he has one of the most impressive international resumes ever.
- NBA Rookie of the Year
- 2 x NBA Champion
- 5 x NBA All-Star
- FIBA World Cup MVP
- 2 x FIBA EuroBasket MVP
- 2 x Spanish League Champion
- Spanish Kings’ Cup MVP
- 2 x FIBA Europe Player of the Year
- 2 x Mister Europa Player of the Year
- 3 x Euroscar Player of the Year