The 2023 Basketball World Cup celebrated Germany defeating Serbia 83 to 77 in the final in Manila, Philippines, leaving behind a controversial ideal quintet led by German point guard Dennis Schröder, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Schröder, a point guard for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA, led the quintet of five outside players at the World Championship. The German averaged 17.9 points, 2 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game.
In addition to Schröder, the ideal quintet included Bogdan Bogdanovic, Luka Doncic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Anthony Edwards.
Serbian Bogdan Bogdanovic was the beacon of his team, averaging 19.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game with an overall rating of 21.6.
Slovenian Luka Doncic, the undisputed star of his team, led Slovenia to the quarterfinals with 27 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists but could not prevail against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Canada. The Canadian point guard shined in every game for Jordi Fernández’s team and finished the game with a score of 30.4 points after helping Canada to its first World Championship medal, where he averaged 24.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists
The American Anthony Edwards completed the quintet with an average of 18.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists, but these were not enough for “Team USA” to hit the mark.