Alina Yahupova, player of the women’s national basketball team of Ukraine, was named the best young athlete in this sport in Europe.
Official website of the federation reported the results of the vote of fans and journalists on the website of the European branch of the International Basketball Federation FIBA-Europe according to which Yahupova received the award. In the qualifying tournament Euro-2013 Yahupova topped her team in scoring (14.3 points-a-night) and rebounding (6.3).
In a group of five teams Ukrainian team was second after the Belarusian team and won a ticket to the finals of the European Championship to be held in June in France. Ukrainian team won five games and lost tree in the qualifying tournament. FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson noted: “Alina has been one of the outstanding prospects in women’s basketball for the past couple of years and I’m sure with her determination she will make a name for herself in the senior game in the near future as well.”