"To be honest, I put in my mind I gotta get 20 rebounds in this game. 20 rebounds and 20 points. When you want something, you gotta show people you want it. And that was the result," De Sousa said after the victory in the 13th Place Game.
When asked specifically if he said before the game he wanted 20 rebounds, De Sousa responded: "I said to my teammates I want 20 rebounds. I'm the leading rebounder and I said I need 20 rebounds so nobody can be on top of me."
De Sousa finished the tournament with 17.3 points - the third-most in the competition - and 13.1 rebounds, which rank top ahead of Egypt's Ahmed Khalaf, who had 12.8 per game but was not playing in the 9th Place Game for Egypt.