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Patrick Saba Named WLBL Coach of the Month - Dec 3, 2017


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GHASSAN ABOUSAMRA
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Patrick Saba
BEIRUT - Today, the WLBL announced that Homentmen Antelias head coach Patrick Saba was named WLBL Coach of the Month for games played in October and November. It is his first Coach of the Month award with Homentmen Antelias and the seventh of his career. He his the first coach selected this season for Eurobasket.com.

Homentmen Antelias are 5-0 entering December (Stage 2) and own the highest winning percentage (1.000) in the WLBL. That is the best record through the first 5 games of a season.

Homentmen Antelias own the league's best point differential at +20.8 points per game. Homentmen Antelias outscored opponents by 20.8 ppg in November (rounded up from 16.769), marking the highest point differential in November since the Riyadi outscored opponents by 16.833 ppg in 2016.

Homentmen Antelias are led by super star import April Sykes (182-G/F-90, college: Rutgers) who is averaging a club best 25.9 points per game. She led Homentmen Antelias over league favorite Riyadi the last game of stage 1. National Team legends Rebecca Akl (169-PG-92) has continued her dominate play to help her club to 5-0.

Homentmen Antelias rank first in points allowed this season (opponents: 40.1 ppg) after finishing 3rd in 2016-17 (opponents: 55.6 ppg). Homentmen Antelias has out rebounded opponents in 4 of the 5 games this season and is second in rebounding differential (+4.1 rpg). They also rank first in the WLBL in differential in free throws attempted (+5.0 per) and first in differential in 3-pointers made (+6.2 per; next closest team is at +2.4).

During Patrick's time as head coach of Homentmen Antelias, they posted the WLBL's three highest single season total for 3-pointers made from 2016-17. Saba has a WLBL career record of 22-2.

Awards/Achievements:
Coach Assistant: Lebanese U18 National Team -08
FIBA Asia U18 Championships in Tehran (Iran) -08
Lebanese Cup Finalist -12
Head Coach: Lebanese National Team -16
Lebanese League Regular Season Runner-Up -17
Lebanese League Champion -17
Coach Assistant: Lebanese National Team -17
FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon -17
Arab Club Championship Winner -17
  



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