Sunday, January 06, 2008

Latvian recognized as European Basketball Player of the Year

Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota has been named as the European Player of the Year for 2007 in women's basketball, by a jury of 100 writers, coaches and players from 28 different countries.

In October 2007, Jēkabsone-Žogota lead the Latvian national team into semifinals of European championships, in one of best performances by the Latvian team in any team sport. She averaged 17.2 points per game, the second highest number in the tournament.

During 2007, Jēkabsone-Žogota also won EuroCup Women with Dynamo Moscow and was named the MVP of EuroCup Women. It's a truly impressive list of achievements in just one year!

UPDATE (Feb 8): Jēkabsone-Žogota wins another European Player of the Year award from FIBA Europe!

1 comment:

Latvia fan said...

And don't forget Andris Biedrins, who had a breakout year last year with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, and who is having another great year this year. He hasn't won any awards that I know of, but he has accomplished a lot in a short time.