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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 

One on One with Roussel Nkali - Jan 14, 2019

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Before recently signing with BC Vera in Georgia, Roussel Nkali, took some of his time to share with us his story, his sight of the game and his goals for a season that, hopefully, will enable him to travel to China next summer.

1) Roussel, can you explain us your journey and how did you get the opportunity to play college basketball for houston?

Well, my story is long and full of ups and downs, It all started in my hometown, in Bertoua where i made my first dribbles. People were talking so much about basketball that I had to give it a try and a few weeks later I was already playing in the Junior championship basketball tournament in Douala, where I met coach Louis. He proposed me to meet my parents so I could start training with Onyx Basketball.
Back at that, I would have never imagined that I would get to the USA but after only 1 year of play, they found me a school in Jacksonville, Florida and just like that, I was gone for the american dream.
Once in Jacksonville, things got difficult cause communication was hard for me as I barely spoke english and the level of play was way better than in my country. I was so nervous during games because of the crowd watching us and I was putting pressure on myself. I then met with a coach there and he proposed me to move to Philadelphia and play for his AAU team which I accepted pretty quickly as I didn't have a lot of options in front of me.
In Philadelphia, I was more relaxed and played a good summer of AAU basketball which led me to earn multiple college scholarships in the process. Unfortunately, I was ineligible and I ended signing for a Junior College, Harcum College, in Philly.
Once there, it didn't work out as expected and I changed school, moving down to Texas for Lee College in Baytown. That year was very challenging for me but I learned a lot and finally received multiple offers to play in NCAA D1 and between all of them, i decided to pick Houston because I loved to be in Texas and the coach there, Kelvin Sampson, was great.
Under coach Sampson, I really learned a lot about basketball but also and I can say that I became a better player and a better person thanks to him. In total, I played 3 season in Houston but had to sit out the first one because I got an injury and had surgery. Coming back from that injury was surely the most difficult thing I endured in my career and my life but I managed to do so and to contribute for the following 2 seasons.
I ended my cursus with the Cougars being graduated with a bachelor degree in Health and Sociology and in the next month I signed my first pro contract.

2) Indeed, you then had your first pro experience in Georgia. How was it for you and what was the main differences between the game there and college basketball?

The main difference was the speed of the game. In college we played an high tempo offense while in the pro it's mostly about finding a good pace of the game depending on the situation and the opponent.

3) More generally, what are the biggest differences, according to you, between being a student athlete and being a pro player?

Being a student, you are receiving a tremendous help and support from the staff and they are there to held you accountable and kinda dictate your daily life. In the pro world, you are out of that confort zone as you are on your own and you must hold yourself accountable and responsible.

4) How would you define your game and your skills and what do you think you should improve in your game?

If i could define my game i would use tree words : Toughness, Hustle and Defense. The biggest improvement i can have is to be more aggressive on offense and develop a more consistent outside shot.

5) You recently had the honor to be called to play for your national team. What was your feeling to wear the Lions' uniform?

Really an honor and another step forward in my career. Hopefully other call ups will happen.

6) As for now you are still looking for a team, what is the most difficult part of it and how do you keep yourself motivated and in shape?

I learned one thing from my college coach that he always used to tell us : Only worry about the things you can control and right now the only thing i can control is to stay in shape and to have a positive attitude.

7) 2019 is here, what can we wish you for this year?

My biggest wish for this year is to have the best season possible individually and collectively and of course to represent my country at the FIBA World Cup.

8) Thanks a lot for your time and all the best.

Thank you too

Roussel Nkali (206-F-92, college: Houston, agency: Players Group)   

Ipouck re-signs at Cheruy - 2 days 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 - 6 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 - 7 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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