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Anas makes impactful performance in final Summer League game


Egyptian basketball player Anas Mahmoud performed well in the Toronto Raptors’ last NBA Summer League game against the Brooklyn Nets.

It was announced at the start of the montth Mahmoud would participate in the NBA Summer League as part of the Toronto Raptors roster.

Their first game of the tournament saw them face off against the New York Knicks, which saw Anas play for almost nine minutes and contributed to their 89-79 win.

Anas then missed their second game, where fell against the Golden State Warriors 84-90. In the third round, the Raptors were up against the Houston Rockets and won with ease 92-76, where Anas made a brief one-minute appearance.

Anas was once again left-out of the squad in their narrow 80-79 win over the Charlotte Hornets. The 26-year-old then played a much bigger role in their fifth and final game of the Summer League against the Brooklyn Nets.

In their final game, the Egypt international was given more playing time, as he remained on the court for 19 minutes and made six points, three blocks, one assist and one steal to help get the win.

With his journey in the NBA Summer League coming to an end, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be offered a contract in the US or if he will return to his boyhood club Zamalek.

After four impressive years with Louisville, Anas Osama went undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft despite making the ACC all defensive team that same year.

Anas went on to play for the Memphis Grizzlies in the Summer League but quickly returned to his home country where he signed for Zamalek.

Anas Mahmoud

The 26-year-old went on to win two Egyptian League titles, where he was named MVP in 2021. He also played a major role in helping them win the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) trophy this year.

Anas was also named BAL Defensive Player of the Year and was included in the All-BAL Team.

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