Emma Meesseman was named one of EuroBasket Women 2017’s All-Star Five last Sunday after leading Belgium to the bronze medal. Spain forward Alba Torrens won the MVP of the tournament, while Evanthia Maltsi of Greece, Endene Miyem of France, and Cecilia Zandalasini of Italy rounded out the rest of the team.
Meesseman averaged 17.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game in EuroBasket Women 2017 in six games. Her scoring took a hit in the semifinals to Spain, the eventual winners when she scored just five points. As you might expect, the Spanish smothered her when Meesseman had the ball, but she still managed to dish five assists and grab six rebounds anyway. That’s what makes Meesseman a special talent. She is just one of those players who knows how to get something going ... even if she can’t find her shots.
Her best performance came against Italy in the quarterfinals when she scored 28 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished five assists, blocked five shots, and stole the ball twice.
And she even knows how to make defenders fall in her presence.
Emma Meesseman doesn't need to crossover to make defenders slip. pic.twitter.com/La1kV1ueZW— Albert Lee (@aleeinthedmv) June 16, 2017
I’m really happy to see Meesseman perform the way she did in EuroBasket Women. Hopefully, we can see this type of game for the Mystics later this season.