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Gulf's finest: A look at WASL-Gulf's stats leaders
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Gulf's finest: A look at WASL-Gulf's stats leaders

BEIRUT (Lebanon) - It has been a week since WASL-Gulf ended and so, let's take a look back at the statistical leaders of the inaugural season.

Shabab Al Ahli-Dubai forward Nick Minnerath finished as the top scorer with 25.8 points in 11 games, highlighted by a personal-high 34 points to lead his side past Al Hilal to punch their ticket to the WASL Final 8 in June.

At second is Cady Lalanne with 20.8 points as he helped Kuwait Club secure the championship via 10-game sweep, including a 2-0 beating of Manama in the Final.

He's followed by Lamont Jones with 20.4, as the veteran guard spearheaded the Bahraini side's turnaround since arriving mid-season. Al Hilal's Clint Chapman (19.3) and Lalanne's teammate Marcus Georges-Hunt (15.3) round out the Top 5.

Scoring leaders in WASL Gulf

Rank Player Team Points per game
1 Nick Minnerath Shabab Al Ahli SAH 25.8
2 Cady Lalanne Kuwait Club KWT 20.8
3 Lamont Jones Manama MNM 20.4
4 Clint Chapman Al Hilal HIL 19.3
5 Marcus Georges-Hunt Kuwait Club KWT 17.3


Georges-Hunt owns the Gulf's single-game scoring record with 35 markers, which he set in their title clincher against Manama just last May 15.


That night was also a big one for Lalanne as he finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, which was his season third-best -- good enough to finish the tourney as its second-leading rebounder with 11.8 boards a game.

Mo Alsuwailem emerged as the Gulf's king of the boards with 13.4 per outing. Travin Thibodeaux of Manama is in third with 10.1, followed by Latavious Williams of Kazma (9.1) and Shabab Al Ahli's Qais Omar Alshabebi (8.8).

Rebounding leaders in WASL Gulf

Rank Player Team Rebounds per game
1 Mohammed Alsuwailem Al Hilal HIL 13.4
2 Cady Lalanne Kuwait Club KWT 11.8
3 Travin Thibodeaux Manama MNM 10.1
4 Latavious Williams Kazma KZM 9.1
5 Qais Omar Alshabebi Shabab Al Ahli SAH 8.8


Lalanne and Alsuwailem were the tilt's best shot blockers with 2.5 and 1.9, respectively, leading a list that includes Chapman with 1.3 and Kuwait Club's young big man Omran Jawhar with 1.0 to his name.

The top assists guy, meanwhile, was Jones with 6.9 dimes per game, keeping the place he got prior to the Semi-Finals with 7.2 a night.

Kazma guard Ahmad Albaloushi sat behind Jones with 5.8, followed by Al Hilal lead floor general Khalid Abdel Gabar with 5.6, Shabab Al Ahli's Saeed Alajmani with 5.3, and Hamad Hasan of Kuwait Club with 4.7.

Assists leaders in WASL Gulf

Rank Player Team Assists per game
1 Lamont Jones Manama MNM 6.9
2 Ahmad Albaloushi Kazma KZM 5.8
3 Khalid Abdel Gabar Al Hilal HIL 5.6
4 Saeed Alajmani Shabab Al Ahli SAH 5.3
5 Hasan Hamad Kuwait Club KWT 4.7

Alajmani and Jones were also two of the Gulf's steals leaders, ranking second with 1.9 and fourth with 1.6 swipes per match, respectively.

Topping the list is Yousiff Borhamah with 2.4, including 6 in Kazma's win over Al Bashaer last March which, at the time, was the most in WASL until Georges-Hunt and West Asia guys Farid Aslani and Freddy Ibrahim equaled such during the Final Phase.