Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
In a significant move for Mackay Basketball, former Team MVP and All-League member Emmanuel Malou is set to rejoin the McDonald's Mackay Meteors for the upcoming 2024 NBL1 season. Expressing his happiness about returning to the Meteors, Manny stated, "I'm happy to be going back to the Mack, very excited to play in front of the home fans again and can't wait to get the ball rolling with our new squad."
Standing tall at 6’9, the versatile forward had an outstanding season with the Meteors in 2021, earning accolades such as MVP, NBL1 All Star Five, and NBL1 North Champion. Born in Kenya and raised in Victoria, Manny's basketball journey took him to the United States for junior college experience, and later, he represented the South Sudanese national team at various international tournaments.
Manny's stellar performance in the NBL1 North showcased his prowess, averaging 19.5 points, 7 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game. His remarkable efficiency included a 54 per cent shooting accuracy from the field, 40.7 per cent from beyond the arc, and an impressive 87 per cent from the free-throw line.
Known for his dedication to the game and physical conditioning, Manny is a valuable addition to the Meteors' roster, and the team is eagerly anticipating his contribution in the 2024 season.