With the dispute of Perfumeries Avenida-IDK Euskotren this Wednesday closes day 17 in which Sika Koné completed one of his last great performances before the severe knee injury that will keep him out for between four and six months off the track.
On this day, SPAR Gran Canaria won away to Movistar Estudiantes (53-56) in a match in which the Malian center completely dominated the rebound. With 18 sacks, 11 defenses and 8 offenses, Koné was the main cause for SPAR Gran Canaria to prevail in this regard (42-30).
Added to the exceptional rebounding work are 13 points (4/9 field goals), 2 assists and 5 fouls received that place him in the 28 PIR credits.
The yellow center has been one of the most decisive inside players in LF Endesa since her debut last season, but just before her injury, Koné completed several high-level days. The verification of this MVP assumes that the player got three MVP’s in the last five games that she was able to play.
To the MVP of this day 17 are added those of 5, 6, 18 and 20, which place Koné as the player with the most appointments so far this year.
Base: Cristina Ouviña (Valencia Basket): 26 val: 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Shooting guard: Amber Melgoza (Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre): 24 val: 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
Eaves: Tanaya Atkinson (Kutxabank Araski): 27 val: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 8 fouls received.
Power forward: Merrit Hempe (Casademont Zaragoza): 22 val: 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
Pivot: Sika Koné (SPAR Gran Canaria): 28 val: 13 points, 18 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 fouls received.
Season statistics – Sika Koné:
Games played: 19
Fouls received: 5
Sports career – Sika Koné:
Cat. Formation: Canterbury
2016/18: Canterbury (Cadet)
2018/19: CD Adareva (Junior)
2019/20: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF2)
2020/22: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF Endesa)