Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah

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Background/Bio

Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah is a ultra-athletic 1.88m post player born in 1997 who had a great college career with Northwestern, averaging 11.3 points and 11.9 rebounds per game in the 2017/18 season and 10.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game in the 2018/19 season.

At Northwestern, Pallas was named in the Big Ten Conference Second Team in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons and she reached the WNIT final in the 2018/19 season.

Once that he college career was over, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah signed in Italy with Vigarano in the 2019/20 season and she averaged 8.3 points, 15.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and +21.2 efficiency per game, being the best rebounder and second best in steals in Italian League.

In the 2020/21 season, Pallas signed in Belgium with Namur and she averaged 11 points, 13.3 rebounds and +19 efficiency per game in the Eurocup and 12.8 points, 12.1 rebounds and +19.3 efficiency in 26 minutes per game in Belgian League, being Belgian League Champion and also the second best rebounder both in Belgian League and in the Eurocup.

Pallas-Kunaiyi-Akpanah plays also for the Nigerian National Team and she won the Gold Medal in the 2021 Afrobasket.

In the 2021/22 season, Pallas returned to Italy and she averaged 12.1 points, 14.3 rebounds and +21.9 efficiency per game playing for Faenza.

Career Stats

Season Team League PPG RPG APG MIN 2FGP 3FGP FT ST BL
2021/22 FAENZA ITALY-D1 12.1 14.3 0.8 29 54% - 67% 1.4 0.6
2021/22 NIGERIA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 4.7 3.7 1.0 16 66% - 66% 2.0 0.3
2020/21 NAMUR BELGIUM-D1 12.8 12.1 1.4 26 60% - 57% 1.4 0.8
2020/21 NAMUR EUROCUP 11.0 13.3 1.8 26 59% - 37% 2.0 0.5
2019/20 VIGARANO ITALY-D1 8.3 15.7 1.3 30 46% - 61% 2.3 0.4
2018/19 NORTHWESTERN NCAA-D1 10.9 11.2 1.8 25 44% - 62% 1.8 1.5
2017/18 NORTHWESTERN NCAA-D1 11.3 11.9 1.2 25 54% - 59% 1.8 1.5

Achievements/Awards

  • Second Best Rebounder | Italian League 2021/22
  • Gold Medal | Afrobasket 2021
  • Second Best Rebounder | Belgian League 2020/21
  • Second Best Rebounder | Eurocup 2020/21
  • First Team | Belgian League 2020/21
  • Belgian League Champion 2020/21
  • Best Rebounder | Italian League 2019/20
  • WNIT Finalist 2019
  • Second Team | Big Ten Conference 2017/18, 2018/19