Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET), has hailed international basketball player Joel Embiid,for becoming the second-best scorer in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the world’s leading basketball league.
“Our compatriot has very impressive statistics since the beginning of the season”, officials from the basketball governing body announced.
According to FECABSKET, “if the Sixers are currently ranked 3rd in the standings of the Eastern Conference of the North American Basketball League, it is partly to the credit of Embiid”.
With an average of 28.2 points since the start of the season, in 15 games, Embiid comes second in scoring, just behind Stephen Curry the playmaker of the Golden States Warriors, three-time NBA winner and twice MVP (most valuable player) whose average is 29 points after 14 games.
In addition, Joel has an average of 13.4 rebounds; 0.3 interception; 2.1 counters and 3.5 assists. With such statistics, the 24-year-old basketball star is off to take the Sixers to the play-offs.
Detected during a camp organized in Yaounde by his countryman and senior at the NBA, Luc Mbah Moute, Joel Embiid according to the FECABASKET could be part of the starting five at the next All-Stars Game.