Makoi Mabor displayed a stellar performance that climaxed with a win for JKL dolphins in the National Basketball League at the KIU grounds in Kansanga today.
Despite being unable to take home the man of the game award, the center tallied 18 points, 24 rebounds, and 5 blocks while exhibiting a great show in locking out opponents for the JKL dolphins as they beat Tropical Royals 67 – 58.
“For a player, some days are good, other days are not. My game was good today, and am always man of match. I share with my brothers so the award just found its way back into the fam.” Mabor asserted.
The mini-giant says he has played basketball for barely three years after pitching football because it was boring. Now he habours intentions to play in the NBA, north America’s most prestigious league.
The man of the game award came as a surprise to Christopher Agengu whose coming off the bench changed the game to a more lively one with a high pace.
“It was unbelievable for me, coming off the bench and becoming an instant game changer but it’s been alot of hardwork all through. This being my first appearance in the league and earning man of the match motivates me.” The shooter revealed.
This was the youngster’s first appearance for JK dolphins and this is what he had to say about Makoi deserving the award.
“We both had a great game but it’s just one award and above all, it’s a collective win for the team since it was not a one man’s show.” Agengu told afrosports. He scored seven points off 14 attempts.
Joseph Drani, Allan Nandala and Duallo Joshua tallied the most for Tropical Royals (12, 10 and 11 respectively ) but their total was not enough to over come the Jkl dolphins.
From another game played, Ndejje’s Samuel Ajak was key as Ndejje Angels defeated KIU titans 84 – 83.
In the one-point thriller, Ajak scored 35 points (the most in the game) off their 84 against KIU’s 83 points.