Akl is one of only two players to record a triple-double this season.
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If ever there were a trophy for most-improved player in Lebanese basketball, Rodrigue Akl would be among the front-runners for it.The 25-year-old was charged with leading his side Sagesse to new heights this season and has hit the ground running for the Beirut side, steering the Greens to joint first place with one round remaining in the regular season. He ranks second in assists, with 7.8 per game, but most impressive is the overall improvement to his game, as he is averaging 8.6 points on nearly 40 percent shooting, as well as 6.4 rebounds and only 1.7 turnovers per game. Now, Akl is ready to turn his attentions to the playoffs where all the teams start new and must prove themselves once again.Q: Do you think this squad is equipped to win the championship?A: With Spencer now, I think the team is on the right track.A: Honestly, all the teams have some unique qualities.How much will this help the team in the playoffs?A: I thank God for this opportunity. Fortunately, I was able to produce consistent performances and provide the team [with] what they needed to win.
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