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MVP Yi Jianlian led his team to a Fiba Asia Championship over the Philippines while scoring 11 points, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks for China in the Final. Yi during the tournament averaged 16.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, while shooting 52.9 percent from the field. Jianlian was added to the All-Star Five Team which included his teammates:

All Star Five

  • Yi Jianlian
  • Guo Ailun (China)
  • Zhou Qi (China)
  • Jayson Castro (Philippines)
  • Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (Iran)

With this win China will receive a direct ticket to the Rio 2016 Games!

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2015 FIBA Asia Championship final standings:

1. China*
2. Philippines**
3. Iran**
4. Japan**
5. Lebanon
6. Korea
7. Qatar
8. India
9. Jordan
10. Palestine
11. Kazakhstan
12. Hong Kong
13. Chinese Taipei
14. Kuwait
15. Singapore
16. Malaysia
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*The champions earned direct qualification to the 2016 Rio Games
**Teams that came in second, third and fourth all booked places in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs).