BOV Basketball Players of the Month – March 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016, 17:35

Men’s 1st Division – Chad Patus (Floriana Café del Mar)

Men’s 2nd Division – Steve Sammut (Mellieħa Mr Green)

Women’s League – Steffi de Martino (Caffe Moak Luxol)


Chad Patus (Floriana Café del Mar), Steve Sammut (Mellieha Mr Green) and Steffi de Martino (Caffe Moak Luxol) are the BOV Basketball Player of the Month for March 2016 in their respective category.

Floriana’s foreign import Chad Patus won the individual award in top flight Maltese basketball for the 2nd time this season and the 4th since playing in Malta. The Canadian scored 99 points in three matches with 24 from 29 (83%) from the free throw line, 59% from the field (24 from 41) and was the top 3 point shooter with 9 from 18 (50%). Patus was also the top rebounder in the BOV Basketball First Division with 16.13 per game and also suffered the most fouls with 8.67 per game (26 fouls suffered in 3 games).

Mellieha Mr Greens Steve Sammut also won his second individual award of the season scoring 99 points in 5 matches during March 2016 (18.6 ppg). Steve scored 16 3-pointers, the second highest in the BOV Basketball 2nd Division during March and added 39% from the field (16 from 41). Steve also suffered 4 fouls per game (20 fouls in 5 matches).

Steffi de Martino (Caffe Moak Luxol) rounded up the trio, also winning the 2nd award this season, and her 6th overall. Steffi averaged 13.66 ppg (41 points in three matches) with 54% from the files (14 from 26)

Peter Perotti, Chief Officer at Bank of Valletta presented a commemorative plaque to the winners. Bank of Valletta and the Malta Basketball Association can trace their history back to the 1970’s with BOV, a prominent supporter of sporting initiatives in Malta.

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