Jayson Castro named to 2015 FIBA Asia Mythical 5 team

MANILA, Philippines – The Best Point Guard in Asia continues to live up to his name.

Once again being recognized as the best playmaker in his continent, Gilas Pilipinas star Jayson Castro was named to the Mythical 5 team of the 2015 FIBA Asia tournament on Saturday, October 3.

The awarding took place after China beat Philippines in the gold medal match of the tourney. (READ: Gilas falls to China, settles for FIBA Asia silver)

Castro averaged 17.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists a game in the FIBA Asia tourney. His lone single-digit scoring game took place against China, when he scored just 8 points.

Yi Jianlian, Ailun Guo, and Peng Zhou of China were also named to the Mythical 5, along with Iran’s Samad Nikkhah Bahrami.

Jianlian was named the MVP of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.

Iran came in third place of the tournament after defeating Japan in the bronze medal match. – Rappler.com