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Best of the West: WASL-West Asia's top stats men
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Best of the West: WASL-West Asia's top stats men

BEIRUT (Lebanon) - There had been no shortage of strong individual play this season, so it's the most opportune time for us to look at WASL-West Asia's statistical leaders now that the tournament has come to a close.

Al Naft star Edgar Sosa topped the scoring charts with an impressive 34.7-point average in seven games played - easily the best across both subzone leagues.

The 35-year-old guard owns the WASL single-game scoring record of 46, which he set versus Al Riyadi last March 9. The second and third-best scoring outings of West Asia are also owned by the Dominican Republic guard.

Behind Sosa is teammate Antwaine Wiggins with 26.1 markers. Kevin Murphy of champions Al Riyadi is at third with 24.1 points, while Behnam Yakhchali (19.9) and Perry Petty (19.8) of runners-up Gorgan complete the Top 5.

Scoring leaders in WASL West Asia

Rank Player Team Points per game
1 Edgar Sosa Al Naft NAF 34.7
2 Antwaine Wiggins Al Naft NAF 26.1
3 Kevin Murphy Al Riyadi RIY 24.1
4 Behnam Yakhchali Gorgan GOR 19.9
5 Perry Petty Gorgan GOR 19.7


Leading West Asia in rebounds is Arsalan Kazemi of ZobAhan with 11.2 a game. The Iranian star was the first-ever player in WASL to collar 20 boards in a night although it came in a loss to Beirut Club in the Third-Place Game.

Brandon Peterson of Orthodox Amman is at second with 9.7 caroms. Wiggins and Kazemi's teammate Arman Zangeneh, the previous single-game record holder with 19, both had 7.7, while Gorgan's Sajjad Pazrofteh had 7.6.

Rebounding leaders in WASL West Asia

Rank Player Team Rebounds per game
1 Arsalan Kazemi ZobAhan ZOB 11.2
2 Brandon Peterson Orthodox Amman ORX 9.7
3 Antwaine Wiggins Al Naft NAF 7.7
  Arman Zangeneh ZobAhan ZOB 7.7
5 Sajjad Pazrofteh Gorgan GOR 7.6


Freddy Ibrahim emerged as the best assist man with 7.1, which should no longer come as a surprise since he was the first to set the WASL single-game record with 12 in Orthodox's Game 2 win over Riyadi in the Qualification to Semi-Finals.

Petty would equal that record also against the Lebanese club, albeit in their Finals' Game 2 loss that saw him notch a triple-double of 29-12-12. The veteran guard went on to finish as West Asia's fifth-best dimer with 5.4 a night.

Kenneth Hayes of Beirut Club is at no. 2 with 6.0. Ibrahim's backcourt partner Darrin Dorsey (5.8) and Al Naft's Sosa (5.7) are third and fourth, respectively.

Assists leaders in WASL West Asia

Rank Player Team Assists per game
1 Freddy Ibrahim Orthodox Amman ORX 7.1
2 Kenneth Hayes Beirut Club BEI 6.0
3 Darrin Dorsey Orthodox Amman ORX 5.8
 4 Edgar Sosa Al Naft NAF 5.7
5 Perry Petty Gorgan GOR 5.4


Tops in steals, on the other hand, is Wiggins with 2.7, with Ibrahim sitting behind him with 2.4 to his name. ZobAhan lead floor general Sajjad Mashayekhi, Dorsey, and Al Naft's Karrar Hamzah all have 2.0 swipes each.

Wiggins is also West Asia's best blocker with 1.1 a game, with Gorgan bruiser Antanas Udras coming in at second with 1.0 per outing.