Hana Horákova Wins FIBA Female Player of the Year Award

Hana Horákova of the Czech Republic won FIBA's European Women's Player of the Year for 2010. Horákova was second in fan votes and first in public votes by FIBA, behind Turkey's Nevriye Yilmaz and a comfortable margin ahead of Sandrine Gruda of France.

Hana a 1.82m tall guard was the MVP of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women , where she averaged 12.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists to lead the Czech Republic to the Final.

As the go-to player for the Czech national team, her best performances in the tournament came when it was important. In the quarterfinal against Australia, Horákova had 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals while upsetting the defending champions Australia and 14 points, four rebounds, five assists and four steals in the dramatic defeat of Belarus in the semi-finals.

The 31-year-old had long been the leader of Czech Republic EuroLeague Women side Frisco Sika Brno and finished the 2010 season with 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and three assists per game. She signed with Turkish club Fenerbahce in the summer and remains one of the top players in the competition.


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