Former NBA Star Kosta Koufos Scoops Month-to-month Award
An ideal month for London Lions has been capped
off with huge man Kosta Koufos being recognised because the Molten BBL Participant of the
Month for December, as the previous NBA star has firmly established himself in
his first marketing campaign on these shores.
Whereas Lions went 6-0 in December – Koufos performed
in 5 of these wins – and surged again to the summit of the BBL Championship desk,
additionally reaching the BBL Cup Last, the seven-foot centre averaged a double-double
of 15 factors, 11 rebounds, two assists and one block in simply 23 minutes per
outing for the month.
Because the beginning centre for the Lions as they’ve
gained a popularity for quick begins he has been pivotal of their league main
defence, and total is second within the BBL in rebounding, eighth in blocked
pictures and fourth in discipline purpose proportion at 52%.
The spotlight in December was his season-high 24
factors on 11-15 (73%) capturing within the BBL Cup semi-final on the street at Bristol
Flyers, as he added seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists in that recreation,
which means he’s ninth in scoring and fifth in blocked pictures within the Cup
competitors up to now.
Koufos completed the month with consecutive
appearances within the weekly BBL All-Star 5, after closing 2022 with a
double-double of 16 factors and 10 rebounds on 7-11 (63%) capturing as Lions beat
Plymouth Metropolis Patriots on the Copper Field Area.
Within the greatest league victory of December, he had
one other double-double of 17 factors and 14 boards in a street win at reigning
champions Leicester Riders, with eight of these rebounds coming on the
offensive finish and resulting in eight second likelihood factors – one of many huge
difference-makers in that contest.
Becoming a member of the Lions in the summertime, the 33-year-old
NBA veteran of greater than 700 video games peaked at spectacular averages of eight
factors and 7 rebounds for the Denver Nuggets in 2012-13, and featured six
occasions within the Play-offs after more moderen spells with the Sacramento Kings and
Memphis Grizzlies. He has additionally performed two campaigns within the EuroLeague – for
Olympiacos and CSKA Moscow – and represented the formidable Greek Nationwide
Crew, together with a EuroBasket bronze.
Koufos and his teammates now sit up for 4
video games within the BBL Championship in January earlier than ending the month within the BBL
Cup Last at Utilita Area Birmingham, reside on Sky Sports activities.