Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
A Lebanese basketball player has joined the 100-point club, a rare group of players with more than 100 points in a single game.
Mohammad El Akkari of West Asian Basketball (WABA) Leagueâ€™s Moutahed scored 113 points in the Tripoli sideâ€™s 173-141 win against Bejjeh last Tuesday, according toÂ FIBA Asia.
Akkariâ€™s feat was the first in all of the leagues in FIBA Asia’s National Federations, according to FIBA Asia.
A Filipino basketball player is also in the 100-point club.
Lou Salvador scored 116 points for the Philippines against China in the 1923 Far Eastern Games.
The most popular member of the 100-point club is NBA great Wilt Chamberlain.
Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors against against the New York Knicks in 1962.
During the game against Bejjeh, Akkari sank 32 three-pointers out of 59 attempts for a 40-out-of-69 field shooting. He only had one free-throw during the match.
â€œThank God for this performance. I think itâ€™s all a result of my practice,â€ Akkari said. â€œI also want to thank my coach for letting me play that long and all my teammates for helping.â€
Moutahed coach Ahmad Fadel commended the 27-year-old Akkari.
â€œHeâ€™s a phenomenal but very underrated shooter. He puts in a lot of hard work in practice. I am not surprised,â€ Fadel said.
Until his super feat last Tuesday, Akkari was just an â€œaverage playerâ€ during this WABA season where he has averaged 7.6 points in 23 games.
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