Final Four MVP Ke’shunan James: It feels great

Final Four MVP Ke’shunan James: It feels great

With a smile on her face, gold on her neck and the award for the Most Valuable Player of the Final Four of the Alpe Adria Cup. Ke’shunan James helped Piešťany to triumph on home court and was able to enjoy the winning emotions and the individual trophy.

After the announcement of the MVP came celebratory dances, well-deserved ovations from the fans and from teammates. “It feels great, but I wouldn’t have gotten this award without my teammates. They supported me, they trusted me to take on important roles. It’s hard for me to find the words to be in the position I’m in right now. I am the MVP of the Final Four tournament, I owe it to my teammates,” said James after the final ceremony.

‘KJ’ was the top scorer of the final game with 21 points. “It’s a big win for us because we haven’t been doing so well lately. To win in this way, it means a lot to us. We knew we could play, we just had to pick ourselves up. Again, it was basketball from our side, which we have been presenting from the beginning,” continued the Piešt’any player in the post-game interview.

Not only her, but also the whole team was obviously very motivated to make up for the loss in the Slovak Cup final and the recent league defeat at Banská Bystrica. “For me it was definitely a time for revenge. I don’t like to lose in general, so that’s why this success put a smile on my face. I’m happy with the margin by which we beat them. There is always motivation against them. I’m very happy that we won it all. I think we are getting our heads back to what has graced us and what we still want to achieve this season. We need to continue this setup and I believe that’s what we want, so at the end of the season it will come,” James said.

The American won MVP honors with averages of 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2 steals at the home Final Four of the Alpe Adria Cup. “I have a lot of awards, so I’m happy to add another one to it (laughs). The decisive factors were concentration, overall defense, 1-on-1 defense, box out solutions and trust in each other. We took shots when we needed to and it didn’t matter who had the ball in their hands, we trusted each other in that direction. We supported each other, we trusted each other and we managed what we wanted to achieve,” James revealed in conclusion.