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Romain Sato selected the top Central African playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 14, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Central Africans who are currently playing abroad.


Romain Sato
Romain Sato
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international swingman Romain Sato (195-81, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain). He led Valencia Basket to a victory over the tenth-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (10-13) 101-86 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game. Sato was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes on the court. Valencia Basket (16-6) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. It's Sato's fourth season with the team. This year Sato averages: 5.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 3FGP: 44.1% and FT: 81.5% in 20 games he played so far. He played for the Central African senior national team four years ago.

James Mays
James Mays
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson, currently plays in South Korea). Mays was the main contributor in a LG Sakers' victory against the closely-ranked Mobis Phoebus (26-24) 87-82 in the South Korean KBL last Wednesday. He was the best player in that game. Mays recorded a double-double by scoring 38 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals. Changwon LG Sakers (22-27) are placed seventh in the KBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Mays' first season with the team. Mays has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 22.3ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3FGP: 23.4% and FT: 61.7%. Mays is a naturalized American. He played for the Central African national team in 2013. Strangely Mays has never played in Central Africa.

Patrick O'Bryant
Patrick O'Bryant
   #3. The Central African player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Patrick O'Bryant (213-86, college: Bradley, currently plays in Taiwan). He could not help Fubon Braves (17-13) in their last game. Despite O'Bryant's very good performance Fubon Braves were edged 79-78 at home by the lower-ranked (#5) Pauian. He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 14 rebounds. O'Bryant also added and 3 steals in 39 minutes. O'Bryant has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.3apg, 2.3bpg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 35.7%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 79.2% in 11 games. He is a naturalized American. O'Bryant played for the Central African national team four years ago. Apparently he has never played in Central Africa.

Max Kouguere
Max Kouguere
   #4. Small forward Max Kouguere (198-87, currently plays in France) was not able to help Olympique Antibes in their game against Limoges CSP Elite (11-11) in the French ProA. Kouguere recorded 8 points. Olympique Antibes was crushed 95-66 on the road by the much higher-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#9). Kouguere's overall stats this season are: 6.9ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: Congolese and Central African. Kouguere used to play for the Central African national team back in 2015.

Jimmy Djimrabaye
Jimmy Djimrabaye
   #5. Former international power forward Jimmy Djimrabaye (202-92, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Gravelines-Dunkerque (12-10) in their game against Limoges CSP Elite (11-11) in the French ProA. He did not have that impressive stats last Monday. Djimrabaye scored only 3 points in 15 minutes. Gravelines-Dunkerque lost 77-88 in Limoges to the lower-ranked (#9) CSP Elite. This year Djimrabaye's overall stats are: 2.0ppg and 1.3rpg in 13 games. He used to play for the Central African national team two years ago.

Maxime Zianveni
Maxime Zianveni
   #6. Power forward Maxime Zianveni (198-79, currently plays in France) couldn't help Boulazac Basket (11-11) in their game against Saint Chamond (9-13) in the French ProB (second division). Zianveni scored 8 points. Boulazac Basket was defeated 85-70 in Saint Chamond by the lower-ranked Saint Chamond (#14). Zianveni's total stats this season are: 7.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.7spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Central African senior team four years ago.

Destin Damachoua
Destin Damachoua
   #7. Former international guard Destin Damachoua (184-86, college: New Orleans, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked UB Chartres (14-14) 97-80 in the French NM1 (third division) in Tuesday night's game. Damachoua scored 6 points in only 9 minutes. CEP Lorient (11-17) is placed 15th in the NM1. This year Damachoua has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg in 25 games. He used to play for the Central African national team two years ago.


Other top Central African players, who play abroad:

Johan Grebongo (204-F/C-94) plays for Pfastatt in French NM2
Michael Mokongo (180-PG-86) plays for Vitre in French NM1
Yannick Zachee (192-F-86) plays for Oullins in French NM2
Maixant Mombollet (203-F/C-81) plays for Tourcoing in French NM2
Clarence Juillet (198-C-83) plays for Brissac-Aubance in French NM2
Guy Joseph Kodjo-Sitchi (191-F-85) plays for Prisse Macon in French NM2
Sydney Pehoua (195-F-88) plays for Besancon in French NM2
Martial Gotagni (190-G/F-79) plays for Chateauroux in French NM2

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Central African playing currently abroad. Go to Central African Abroad Page to see completed list.  




Romain Sato
Romain Sato selected the top Central African playing abroad in last week's games - 4 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Central African players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an experienced former international swingman Romain Sato (195-81). He contributed to Valencia Basket's victory against the league leader CB Canarias in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

James Mays
James Mays' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Central Africans playing currently abroad: - 25 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Central Africans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is former international power forward James Mays (206-86). He could not help LG Sakers (19-25) in their last game. Despite Mays' very good performance LG Sakers were edged 77-76 at home by the league outsider (#10) Sonic Boom KT.    [read more]

Max Kouguere
Max Kouguere selected the top Central African playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Central Africans who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international small forward Max Kouguere (198-87). He could not help Olympique Antibes (6-12) in their last game. Despite Kouguere's very good performance Olympique Antibes was badly defeated 86-67 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#5) Paris-Levallois.    [read more]



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