Vishesh Bhriguvanshi bags MVP Award at Basketball without Borders
New Delhi | Sunday, Jul 6 2008 IST
Young Indian talent Vishesh Bhriguvanshi was named as the Most Valuable Player of the Basketball without Borders Asia camp India which came to a close here this evening.
Dong Hanlin from China won the Frequent Flyer Award presented by American Airlines, recording the highest jump amongst all campers.
The DHL Playmaker award went to Joseph Zaloum of Lebanon, and China's Xu Tao was given the sportsmanship award.
The awards were given out after the conclusion of the All Star Game which marked the closing of the three-day camp, the first such event in the country.
The 2008 BWB Asia All-Star game was a spectacle to behold. It contained not only the best 24 players of the camp, but a half-time show and a rocking crowd. In front of 300 plus fans, the East and West Stars were neck-and-neck, by half-time the West Stars were leading by a 32-29.
Four contestants took to the courts during half-time for the 3-point contest. Park Jung Hoon from Korean beat Yuki Mitsuhara from Japan in the first round by 8-5 while Lim Ming-Hui from Chinese Taipei edged out Ivan Makarchuk from Kyrgyzstan 7-5. Lim and Park proceeded to the final round but tied it at 6 shots, but Lim proved himself to be the Ray Allen from Chinese Taipei and knocked Park out by one at 7 to 6. Kyle Korver was no threat to Lim's title as he defeated Kyle 7-3. It was a blow-out when the West Stars continued to dominate the second half of the game, with Lim Jong Ill leading the team to victory at 74:53 and was crowned MVP of the All-Star Game.
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