Claire Lamunu Credit: Vanguard Lions
[/media-credit] Claire Lamunu Credit: Vanguard Lions

For the incredible season she is having, Ugandan star forward Claire Lamun has been named Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Lamunu led the conference in scoring through the regular season with 22.9 points per game and also scored the highest overall number of points (664) this year.

With a field goal shooting percentage of 56.1, the former Makerere star was second in that category but was the top player with both offensive, defensive, and overall rebounding numbers.

Lamunu was third in steals, the highest number for a front court player (86). She also was fifth in blocked shots a feat that earned her the Defensive Player of the Year.

Speaking of his star player, Vanguard Lions head coach, Russ Davis said: “Claire has had the best statistical season in the history of our program

“She is a game changer on both ends of the floor. But the best thing about Claire is that she is an unbelievable woman in all aspects of her life. She will collect alot of awards for her achievements on and off the court. Her improvement from last year to now is incredible. She deserves and has earned everything.”

Lamunu who led Vanguard Lions to the conference title is certainly in contention for NAIA Player of the Year.

Nationally, she ranks second in scoring, just 11 points out of first place. She is eight in field goal percentage, first in offensive rebounds per game, and third in both total rebounds and rebounding average.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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