ISTANBUL, Turkey — Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic finished with 35 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists – and the tournament MVP presented by Tissot in Sunday’s
for a 93-85 win at the EuroBasket 2017 Final, leading Slovenia to its first-ever EuroBasket title.
Slovenia had beaten Spain, the defending champions who feature NBA stars Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol, to reach the championship game.
Former 2008 NBA lottery pick Anthony Randolph (LSU Tigers) scored 11 points in the victory over Serbia. During Slovenia’s first three games he averaged 24.7 points per 40 minutes while shooting 9-of-11 from 3 in wins over Kristaps Porzingis and Latvia, the Gasol brothers and Spain, as well as Ukraine.
The 28-year-old Randolph, shares the same agency — Bill Duffy and BDA Sports — as Doncic, Goran Dragic and coach Igor Kokoskov, as he opted to play for the Slovenian national team in Eurobasket this summer as a naturalized citizen. He is also teammates with potential top 10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft Luka Doncic at Real Madrid.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post