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Collins Akowe not satisfied after breaking boys’ record: ‘My goal is to break the UAAP record’

Collins Akowe continues to dominate the UAAP Season 86 Boys’ Basketball Tournament.

On Saturday, the 6-foot-10 Nigerian big man hauled down 29 rebounds in National University Nazareth School’s 84-76 win over University of the Philippines Integrated School to maintain solo second.

Akowe’s rebounding total is a tournament-record, breaking Justine Baltazar’s 27 in the Bullpups’ 78-58 win over the DLSZ Junior Archers on February 19, 2016.

“Wow!” were the only words of Akowe upon knowing of the feat he had achieved.

UAAP86-HSBB-Collins-Akowe Collins Akowe not satisfied after breaking boys’ record: ‘My goal is to break the UAAP record’ Basketball News NU UAAP  - philippine sports newsNo longer surprised is Bullpups head coach Kevin De Castro with the string of performances the 18-year-old has done so far, saying that he is already being programmed for the Bullpups in a couple of years.

“Kay Collins naman, given yun. Sa practice nakikita ko naman. Siya na pinaka malaki ata this season kaya makikita talaga dominance niya,” said De Castro, himself a former Bulldog.

“Aside from that, happy ako sa kung panu siya nagpeperform kasi ayaw niya mapagalitan siya ni Coach Jeff (Napa). Mino-mold na rin namin siya for college.”

Akowe though is not satisfied.

He is out to break the 30-rebound barrier.

In league history, only UP Women’s Basketball’s Favour Onoh has achieved the feat when she grabbed 30 rebounds during their 88-80 in overtime against UST last November 22.

“Right now, I’m not yet satisfied. My goal is to break the UAAP record,” Akowe said.

“Records are meant to be broken.”

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