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_Supreme_
04-04-2012, 06:33 AM
Since there isn't anybody ever reading the FIBA forum it seems (which nobody can be blamed for):

This guy hit 32 3-pointers on his way to score 113 points in one game.

While obviously no NBA, the Lebanese league supposedly isn't a crappy league either.

http://www.fibaasia.net/NewsDetails.aspx?id=2113

Maybe the Bobcats should take a chance on him :smoking:

ghettosean
04-04-2012, 06:50 AM
I wouldn't pass on Davis for him though I'm sure someone out there will roll the dice with him.

Furymaker
04-04-2012, 06:53 AM
amazing , 32/59 3pt FG :O

Fool
04-04-2012, 06:55 AM
According to the Guinness Book of World Records the highest ever individual score is the 272 points when Swede Mats Wermelin, as a 13-year-old boy, scored all the points in a game in a regional school tournament in Stockholm.

:cool:

Davidgta1
04-04-2012, 07:20 AM
^ WTF? Hahaha

LAKobeBryant
04-04-2012, 07:33 AM
Still don't care since its not NBA

Miltstar
04-04-2012, 07:34 AM
Doubt he even gets drafted it said he was averaging 7.6 points per game up until this one.

Lakeshow24KB
04-04-2012, 07:50 AM
:cool:

what the ****?

yaswaggin
04-04-2012, 08:10 AM
It's cool a Lebanese did this considering I'm lebanese also. However, this guy was mopping the bench before this 3 pt barrage. But lebanon is actually decent in basketball. We beat france a couple years ago in fiba world championship.

Rony Siekhaly is also Lebanese and he owns a couple nightclubs in Lebanon and of course miami. He was a good center for the heat

thenaj17
04-04-2012, 08:46 AM
*3 pointers* Note that the NBA 3 point line is bigger than the standard FIBA ones. In the NBA they would have been mid range jump shots. Still, the kid can shoot and that can't be denied

GoldenDomerfan
04-04-2012, 08:47 AM
Look what JR did in China and what he is doing now. Same thing.

theheatles
04-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Dajuan Wagner >

tredigs
04-04-2012, 09:07 AM
He took FIFTY NINE THREE'S????????????????? Well, yeah - that's a start en route to 113 I guess.

Eat your heart out Kobe.

Cal827
04-04-2012, 11:12 AM
Ball Hog

thekmp211
04-04-2012, 11:19 AM
"im not surprised" - head coach.

WAT?? i'd actually like to watch this play out live. any one got a lead on some footage?

NYKnickFanatic
04-04-2012, 12:47 PM
Pretty funny how he was only averaging 7.6 points a game. :laugh2: Impressive.

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7774255/mohammad-el-akkari-scores-113-points-fiba-asia-game


Mohammad El Akkari joined the exclusive 100-point-game club when he scored 113 in a Lebanese league game Tuesday.

Akkari, a 27-year-old guard for Moutahed of Tripoli who went in averaging only 7.6 points in 23 games, made 40-of-69 shots, including 32-of-59 3-pointers, according to fibaasia.net. He had only one free throw.

Box Score Bonanza

You'd be hard-pressed to consider Mohammad El Akkari a significant scorer until Tuesday, when he went for an astounding 113 points for Tripoli of the Lebanese league.

Field goals overall

40 of 69
3-point field goals

32 of 59
Free throws

One
Pre-Tuesday scoring average

7.6 ppg in 23 games

"Thank God for this performance. I think it's all a result of my practice," Akkari said, according to fibaasia.net. "I also want to thank my coach for letting me play that long and all my teammates for helping."

Records show that this was the first 100-point performance in an official game in any league of the FIBA Asia National Federations.

According to fibaasia.net, 100 points have been scored in a game in Asia twice: Lou Salvador had 116 for the Philippines against China in the 1923 Far Eastern Games, and Jeron Teng scored 104 points in a high school game in the Philippines.

Akkari, who has spent seven seasons with Moutahed, joins that group and NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points for the Lakers against the Knicks in 1962. Chamberlain, though, made 28 free throws in that game.

"He's a phenomenal but very underrated shooter," Moutahed coach Ahmad Fadel said of Akkari. "He puts in a lot of hard work in practice. I am not surprised."

Moutahed won the Lebanese Division A League Final Eight game against Bejjeh173-141.

NYKnickFanatic
04-04-2012, 12:49 PM
He had 32 3 pointers? Must be a record. :p

Baller1
04-04-2012, 12:51 PM
That's ****ing insane... What's his new scoring average?

CB29
04-04-2012, 12:57 PM
probably couldn't even make one 3 in the nba..

thekmp211
04-04-2012, 12:59 PM
you'd think after, oh i dunno TWENTY, they'd force him to take a dribble off the line. not sure how this happens in any "professional" league but it's sure cool to read about.

Baller1
04-04-2012, 01:01 PM
you'd think after, oh i dunno TWENTY, they'd force him to take a dribble off the line. not sure how this happens in any "professional" league but it's sure cool to read about.

No kidding.

I want to see some footage of this.

Matrix3132
04-04-2012, 01:08 PM
No kidding.

I want to see some footage of this.

I want to see the footage too because he's obviously on fire but if he's hitting from far behind the three point line he might create some space with pump fakes, single dribbles, side steps. At what point does the opposing team's coach tripple/quadruple team him?

pebloemer
04-04-2012, 01:08 PM
That's ****ing insane... What's his new scoring average?

7.6 x 23 games = 175 points.

175 + 113 = 288 points in 24 games or 12 ppg.

BKLYNpigeon
04-04-2012, 01:10 PM
impressive.

it doesnt really matter what league it is. this guy was probably has the same skill level as everyone else in his league. he made 40 shots, wow.

BKLYNpigeon
04-04-2012, 01:18 PM
you'd think after, oh i dunno TWENTY, they'd force him to take a dribble off the line. not sure how this happens in any "professional" league but it's sure cool to read about.

well they're playing in a Lebanese League. Im sure the other players were dodging bullets and stones.

PC
04-04-2012, 01:19 PM
It's 2012 and they couldn't get any video footage of this? Sounds kind of sketchy to me

thekmp211
04-04-2012, 01:19 PM
well they're playing in a Lebanese League. Im sure the other players were dodging bullets and stones.

LOL right hezbollah cheerleaders at half-time. i would love to go to lebanon if it didn't scare the **** out of me so much.

Baller1
04-04-2012, 01:23 PM
7.6 x 23 games = 175 points.

175 + 113 = 288 points in 24 games or 12 ppg.

Thanks, didn't feel like doing the math.

That's a solid jump in average points right there.

JLynn943
04-04-2012, 01:28 PM
32 three-pointers? Only 1 free throw?

:clap:

KingPosey
04-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Damn, I might have got a hand in his face. You almost have to LET someone do that to you intentionally.

pebloemer
04-04-2012, 02:04 PM
Thanks, didn't feel like doing the math.

That's a solid jump in average points right there.

No problem. I was curious myself.

Bornknick73
04-04-2012, 08:30 PM
http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7774255/mohammad-el-akkari-scores-113-points-fiba-asia-game

And took only 1 FT!!

He took 59 3s, and made 40 of them.

Somewhere Mike D'antoni creamed his pants!

Ovratd1up
04-04-2012, 08:33 PM
I don't know if you know how three pointers are scored...

Raps08-09 Champ
04-04-2012, 08:37 PM
40 3 pointers with only 113 points?

NYKnicks4511
04-04-2012, 08:38 PM
A real math miracle right there, all hail!

Cfrey
04-04-2012, 08:38 PM
**** ***** let me take 69 shots and see how much i score

Raps08-09 Champ
04-04-2012, 10:29 PM
**** ***** let me take 69 shots and see how much i score

Against those guys? None.

Whomewhome
04-05-2012, 06:01 AM
Link (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/player-scores-113-points-lebanese-league-game-16072403)


Move over Wilt Chamberlain. Another basketball player joined the elite century club after scoring 113 points in a Lebanese league game.

Mohammad El Akkari led Moutahed to a 173-141 victory over Bejjeh in a Division A league game on Tuesday. He scored 32 3-pointers in 59 attempts and was 40-for-69 overall from the floor. He only had one free throw.

The basketball world governing body website said the 6-foot-2 guard is the first player to score more than 100 points in an official league game in any of its Asian national federations.

Two players achieved the feat in non-league games. Lou Salvador had 116 points for the Philippines against China in the 1923 Far Eastern Games, and Jeron Teng scored 104 for Xavier School against Grace Christian College in a high school game in the Philippines.

Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game, a record that still stands 50 years later.

The 7-foot-1 Chamberlain played all 48 minutes in the Philadelphia Warrior's 169-147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. He shot 36 of 63 from the floor and 28 of 32 from the free-throw line.

The next closest NBA player is Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who scored 81 on Jan. 22, 2006.

The 27-year-old Akkari entered the game averaging only 7.6 points and 19.2 minutes of playing time in 23 games this season.

"I think it's all a result of my practice," Akkari said. "I also want to thank my coach for letting me play that long and all my teammates for helping."

Coach Ahmad Fadel said he always thought Akkari had the potential for such a performance.

"He's a phenomenal but a very underrated shooter. He puts in a lot of hard work in practice," Fadel said. "I am not surprised."

American teammate Austin Johnson said it was clear Akkari was headed for a big night.

"He starting out shooting the ball very well and just continued to go," Johnson said. "Our team realized that he was on fire, so we kept feeding him the ball. Congrats to Akkari on a record-setting night. He deserves it from the way he works and stays focused."

Well it is just Lebanon, but 113 is unbelievable.

The only 1 free throw is what surprised me the most. I heard about this on the radio (I live in Lebanon) then I saw highlights, Defense was non-existent. BUT 1 free throw...

jammastershake
04-05-2012, 06:26 AM
already been posted and moved to another forum.

Raph12
04-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Impressive that he shot it that well... Hell he shot the ball better than Wilt.

tyfreaks brotha
04-05-2012, 03:23 PM
Damn

Whomewhome
04-09-2012, 09:52 AM
Lebanese fans are hating the coverage this story has gotten and here is why!


The tally was clearly a remarkable one although it came with a number of caveats. Bejjeh fielded just five players, individuals who didn’t want to play because of unpaid wages but pulled on a jersey just to prevent Bejjeh from forfeiting the game and therefore their status as a top flight team. Not only that but the nation’s sporting eyes were in Manara watching Riyadi play Game 2 of the WABA League final against Mahram.

The game turned into a shootaround and Akkari racked up a score that nearly doubled the previous Lebanese league record – 61 points by Mechantaf.

Akkari, however, isn’t bothered by the circumstances and enjoys his newfound place on the webpages of ESPN and the LA Times, to name just two media outlets that have picked up his story.

“It was the best day of my whole career and I’m so happy with what I did. Everybody was shocked with what I did and everybody has congratulated me for these numbers,” Akkari told The Daily Star’s Sports Weekly.

With Akkari’s 113-point game having three or four days to ferment over the Internet, two memes have cropped up between two very different set of fans.

Most of the coverage has been centered in America where little is known of Lebanese basketball. Therefore pundits aren’t to know that Akkari has spent most of his career as a three-point specialist off the bench; that he averaged just 7.6 points per game before Tuesday; that the opposition team weren’t trying; and that Akkari has never even played for the Lebanese national team.

The scoreline led several pundits to believe that Akkari could potentially take on a role with an NBA team. Even respected platforms like the Bleacher Report floated such speculation. Akkari himself, however, is aware of what an overblown statement that is.

“It’s too far, they say it maybe because they are happy with my score but I’m with Tripoli and [the suggestion] is too far,” the player said. “No [I’m not getting carried away], everybody has a dream to play in the NBA but you have to be fair.”

Contrary to reports in the U.S., Akkari didn’t play high-school basketball in America. Photos allegedly depicting him in the uniform of BYU in Hawaii that made it onto syndicated networks were in fact of his brother.

Opinion in the U.S. has, however, also questioned whether Akkari’s accomplishment is an achievement at all considering he executed the feat in a relatively small league.

In Lebanon, fan reaction hasn’t been so positive and has been very sensitive to the derogatory tones in the blogosphere.

Countless people have aired their frustration that Akkari’s 113-point game has made Lebanese basketball a laughing stock. Many believe that while the game put Lebanese basketball in the spotlight, it has fostered negative opinion about a league that so many have worked hard to legitimize.

The general feeling is that the only thing Akkari managed to do was prove that the Lebanese league was “Garbage,” to quote Opinionation in a YouTube rant.

While most of the abuse is directed at Bejjeh for feeding Akkari points and at the federation for allowing them to it, Akkari is something of an innocent party in the middle. He does, however, have no regrets and treats all opinions with the same indifference.

“I have to respect both [kinds of reactions], it’s not about me putting Lebanese basketball on the map, it’s on the map already, maybe it could be a turning point because the amount of points I scored.

“If I hadn’t scored 113 points, no one would have talked about the game. I know the game [it was a bit of a joke] but at the end you see the amount of shots I took and the amount of points I scored. I was looking at the percentage I made, which I do whether the game is a hard one or an easy one.”

Back to reality this weekend when Mouttahed Tripoli face a much sterner test against third-place Anibal Zahle, Akkari is aware that all eyes will be on him and that expectations will have moved to unreachable highs.

“I am searching to play more minutes, there is more responsibility on me now, I have to keep my standard up.

“I let everybody know than I can play good [basketball] and now I have the responsibility on the court, every time I shoot everyone will be looking at it. That’s a responsibility I want.”

Opinion may be divided on Akkari’s achievement but it is a testament to the viral nature of the Internet that a tire worker in Tripoli can be an international sensation overnight. Before Tuesday, not even many Lebanese basketball fans knew who he was, now he is in newspapers across the world.

“I work with my father ... on Bridgestone tires, Akkari Trading. I will go as far as I can, either in basketball [or] in business.”
Link (http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Sports/Basketball/2012/Apr-07/169487-akkari-discusses-newfound-fame.ashx#ixzz1rYCb4Fq8)

frenchie
04-13-2012, 11:42 AM
*3 pointers* Note that the NBA 3 point line is bigger than the standard FIBA ones. In the NBA they would have been mid range jump shots. Still, the kid can shoot and that can't be denied

so why usa team had had some trouble against european team in the past ? (i do not mean last time...)
the arc is farther in nba...but that's not say that nba-ers are hitting so much 3s in internationnal competition.
agree on the thing that anyway, he can shoot ! :D