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Just want to win and score points – Janon Otto

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Janon Jaye Otto thinks the Uganda Women Basketball side, the Gazelles is really young and can achieve to its potential.

Otto said all this after she was named both the  Top scorer of the 2023 FIBA Afro Basketball tournament and in the team of same campaign at the BK Arena -Kigali.



The small forward put up a total of 128 points at the tournament in order to help the Gazelles finish 7th, their highest in the tournament.

She also helped the Gazelles qualify for the Afro Basketball tournament after finishing second behind Egypt with a good display that earned the Ugandan side a wildcard.

A delighted Janon Otto emphasized that she just wants to win and that’s where she has earned all those awards from;

“I want to thank my teammates since they are always the ones putting me in the right positions and give me the ball, all the coaches – for believing and trusting in me and Uganda at large for all the Support.”

“I think I just want to win, do the rebounds, pass the ball and at the end of the day it’s me scoring and I think this (the Awards ) are from all the above.”

“We did well to win the three games, Gazelles is a really young team, it’s everyone’s first year at the Afro Basket apart from Firlsh so just getting this experience is great for us and hope we shall be back at the next edition of the Afro Basket. “

“I think we are really young and can achieve to our potential.”

The 2023 FIBA Afro Basketball climaxed with Rena Wakama becoming the first female coach to win the tournament as she helped Nigéria come out on top of 11 time Champions Senegal in the final.

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