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D1 Stage Two Standings
 1 Condor 4-2 
 2 Fap 4-2 
 3 Ecole 2-4 
 4 Universite de Dou.. 2-4 
Stage One Standings
African Champions Cup Standings
Group A
 1 ASS Sale 4-1 
 2 ES Rades 4-1 
 3 Interclube 3-2 
 4 City Oilers 2-3 
 5 Kano Pillars 1-4 
 6 ASB NG 1-4 
Group B
 1 US Monastir 5-0 
 2 Libolo 3-2 
 3 GS Petroliers 3-2 
 4 Fer.Beira 2-3 
 5 ASB Mazembe 1-4 
 6 Gombe B. 1-4 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Abubakar USMAN
  Kano P
  Avg: 21.8
 1. A.Usman Kano P21.8 
 2. C.Bayang Condor20.0 
 3. A.Yacoubou Aso M14.8 
 4. C.Echols Maxaquene14.3 
 5. B.Fields AS Sale14.2 
 6. A.Zouita AS Sale13.3 
 7. J.Gomes 1 De A12.4 
 8. F.Ambrosio 1 De A12.4 
 9. R.Akpatchi Aso M11.8 
 10. F.Mandate Maxaq11.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joseph MBANG
  Ahly B
  Avg: 10.5
 1. J.Mbang Ahly B10.5 
 2. J.Gomes 1 De A9.4 
 3. F.Ambrosio 1 De A9.2 
 4. A.Yacoubou Aso M9.2 
 5. C.Echols Maxaquene8.0 
 6. K.Adams Maxaquene7.9 
 7. R.Kondzy InterClub7.7 
 8. R.Koumen Manga BB7.4 
 9. R.Rhalimi AS Sale6.8 
 10. C.Amboulou Inter6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest NATO
  Aso Modele
  Avg: 5.2
 1. E.Nato Aso Modele5.2 
 2. Z.Bourouis AS Sale3.3 
 3. A.Boundou Manga BB2.8 
 4. A.Usman Kano P2.8 
 5. F.Mandate Maxaq2.6 
 6. A.Kouaane Ahly B2.5 
 7. G.Ndzondzoko Inter2.4 
 8. J.Gomes 1 De A2.4 
 9. S.Mucavel Maxaq2.3 
 10. A.Zouita AS Sale2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Abubakar USMAN
  Kano P
  Avg: 3.2
 1. A.Usman Kano P3.2 
 2. M.Bukar Kano P2.2 
 3. I.Yusuf Kano P2.0 
 4. R.Kayembe Mudiand. ASB M1.8 
 5. R.Koumen Manga BB1.8 
 6. Z.Bourouis AS Sale1.7 
 7. J.Nguia InterClub1.7 
 8. A.Yacoubou Aso M1.4 
 9. J.Gomes 1 De A1.4 
 10. P.Buzangu ASB M1.4 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. V.Koko Rivers H2.0 
 2. A.Yacoubou Aso M1.6 
 3. M.Kambuyu ASB M1.5 
 4. C.Naduabum Kano P1.2 
 5. K.Adams Maxaquene1.1 
 6. A.Zouita AS Sale1.0 
 7. A.Aboubakari Aso M1.0 
 8. R.Kayembe Mudiand. ASB M1.0 
 9. A.Kasongo ASB M0.8 
 10. R.Koumen Manga BB0.8 

Joel Embiid Could Become Best African Player Of All-Time - May 17, 2018

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Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid (213-C-94)'s NBA career got off to an inauspicious start, thanks to some injuries and the all-round tanking of the Philadelphia 76ers. But in his two years of fully playing for Philly, Embiid has demonstrated massive potential that has opened up the possibility of him becoming the greatest African basketball player ever. While he has a long way to go to get there, his skills definitely could see him go down as one of the all-time greats.

Trusting The Process

What has been so interesting about Joel Embiid's meteoric rise to the top of both the NBA and the list of great African basketball players is the fact that he has done it despite his growth being stunted by the Sixers' famed Process. The team's goal for a period of time was to lose as many games as possible, which meant holding Embiid out of plenty of games that he could have played in to develop his skills more quickly.
The result of those decisions was a lack of conditioning that Embiid still says that he needs to work on. However, Embiid's skill set more than makes up for his lack of conditioning. He averaged nearly 23 points per game in his first full season of action with 11 rebounds per contest to go with that scoring output. From an efficiency standpoint, his 48% shooting is strong considering that he frequently stretches the floor to shoot from the perimeter.
And despite the impact that The Process may have had on his ability to develop as a player quickly, Embiid has embraced the team's future-focused mentality and has become a fan favourite in Philadelphia as a result. All of this from a player who many teams were too worried about injuries to draft, who is now proving those doubters wrong en route to becoming one of the most talented players in all of the NBA.

Embiid's Future

The future looks incredibly bright for Joel Embiid, who has said that he wants to win the NBA's Most Valuable Player award next season. To do that, he will need to improve on his 48% shooting mark from last season, especially from three-point range. Embiid shot just 30.8% from downtown last season, which will need to get better to justify him taking those shots going forward.
From a team perspective, the Sixers will be a trendy pick to win the championship next year as their roster continues to grow and develop. NBA championship odds tend to favour teams who have big men who can spread the floor offensively. For example, as of May 14, 2018, the Golden State Warriors were -154 odds to win the NBA Finals at Betway, thanks to the versatility of the seven foot tall Kevin Durant. If Embiid can continue to improve his versatility, the Sixers should be poised for success in the NBA Playoffs as well.

African Competition

The landscape of African basketball is a deep one, with plenty of talent playing all over the world from the continent. Embiid not only has to compete with these current stars, but with the stars of the past as well. Being an African big man will always mean being compared to the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo, who should be the only two players to stand in Embiid's way of being considered the best African player of all-time when his career is done.
In the present, players like Thanasis Antetokounmpo are making an impact overseas and forcing Embiid to play at an elite level to still be considered Africa's best. Even in Embiid's native Cameroon, players like Kenny Kadji and DJ Strawberry are raising the level of basketball from the country and making Embiid keep up to continually raise the standard of play.
Of course, Embiid's future is dependent on his ability to stay healthy, and his team's ability to continue to improve. Should both of those components happen successfully, Embiid could go down as not just one of the great Africans in NBA history, but one of the league's greatest players as well. And while all of that potential is meaningless unless he cashes it in, the fact that one of the most exciting players in the NBA hails from Cameroon is great for the game.

Ipouck re-signs at Cheruy - 31 minutes ago
MICHEL IPOUCK SO Pont de Cheruy Charvieu Chavanoz (NM1) confirmed in their roster 33-year old naturalized Cameroonian forward Michel Ipouck (200-86). He played there last season. The previous (17-18) season Ipouck played at Aubenas US (NM1) where in 22 games he had 9.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. His team made it to the NM2 Semifinals in 2017. Ipouck was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2006. He has spent his entire career in France playing for eight other teams: Cholet B...   [read more]

Boulogne keeps Temgoua for another season - 4 days ago
RALPH TEMGOUA SO Maritime Boulogne (NM1) re-signed 31-year old naturalized Cameroonian guard Ralph Temgoua (194-87, college: St.Lawrence). He has played there for the last two seasons. Among other achievements Temgoua's team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2018. He received also NABC Division III All-East Region 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time. Temgoua has played previously for three other teams: JSA Bordeaux, Quimper UJAP and Vendee Challans. He attended St....   [read more]
Condor Yaounde clinch Cup title in Yaounde - 5 days ago
Condor Yaounde - Ecole Douala 97-93 (OT) Condor Yaounde clinched Cup title in Yaounde beating Ecole Douala in overtime. Ecole Douala took an early 24-22 lead, while Condor Yaounde replied with massive 18-9 surge in the second period. Ecole Douala meanwhile needed two narrow wins in the third and fourth period to tie the game at 82-82. In overtime Condor Yaounde posted a 15-11 run to seal the Cup.   [read more]

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