23 Oct 2012

Vukona seals top player award for his double-double showing

6:15 pm on 23 October 2012

The New Zealand Breakers veteran Mika Vukona has won the National Basketball League's Player of the Week award for his stand-out 'double-double' performance.

Vukona scored 15 points and amassed 15 rebounds in his team's 2-point home win over the Townsville Crocodiles on Friday, as well as adding three assists and three steals, while shooting at an accurate 55%.

The Fijian-born 1.98 metre tall forward fired his team up early in the game with some strong words in a time-out and then led by example, making two key defensive plays down the stretch to seal the narrow win.