Despite season-ending injury, Tankoua still Most Improved Player

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 06, 2016 06:07 PM
Despite season-ending injury, Tankoua still Most Improved
MUCH-IMPROVED. Donald Tankoua has seamlessly filled the void left behind by Ola Adeogun.

Donald Tankoua only played in 11 games in the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament, but those were all he needed to claim the Most Improved player award.

San Beda College’s Cameroonian averaged 15.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks through 11 games before suffering an ACL tear in his right knee. He was declared out for the season last August 20 and didn’t see any more action.

In the 11 games Tankoua played in, the Red Lions were 10-1. From there, they limped to a 4-3 finish in the elimination round.

Only a backup to Ola Adeogun a year ago, the six-foot-six center had per game counts of 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in 2015.

The six-foot-six center jumped from 24th in 2015 to fourth in 2016 in terms of Statistical Points (SPs). That jump up 20 places was more than enough to beat out runner up Hamadou Laminou.

Emilio Aguinaldo College’s own Cameroonian normed 17.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, and a league-leading 3.4 blocks to jump from 20th in 2015 to fifth in 2016 in terms of SPs.

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