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Herve Lamizana's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - Jan 19, 2017


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We bring you last week's top performances from Ivorians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Herve Lamizana
Herve Lamizana
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international power forward Herve Lamizana (208-81, agency: Basket Management Solutions, college: Rutgers, currently plays in Taiwan). He led Yulon Luxgen to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked Taiwan Beer (13-9) 76-73 in the Taiwanese SBL on Saturday night. Lamizana was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 11 rebounds. Lamizana also added 5 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals in 40 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Yulon Luxgen (14-8) is placed third in the SBL. Lamizana has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.6apg, 2.8bpg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 48.7%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.1% in 24 games he played so far. Lamizana has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. He played for the Ivorian senior national team four years ago.

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (186-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France). Amagou managed to help Le Mans Sarthe Basket to win against one of league's weakest teams Olympique Antibes (5-11) 58-54 in the French ProA in Friday night's game. He recorded only 3 points. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (9-7) is placed fifth in the ProA. Amagou's overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 42.1% and FT: 70.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Amagou played for the Ivorian national team in 2013.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France). Kone could not help Charleville-Mezieres (10-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Charleville-Mezieres was edged 88-86 on the road by the lower-ranked Denain Voltaire (#7). Kone recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. It's Kone's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 57.8%(78-135) and FT: 70.2%. Similarly like Amagou and Lamizana above Kone has both Ivorian and French nationalities. He is also a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Remi Dibo
Remi Dibo
   #4. Forward Remi Dibo (201-91, agency: Octagon Europe, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in France) was not able to help ALM Evreux in their game against JL Bourg (10-4) in the French ProB (second division). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Dibo scored only 3 points and added 3 passes. ALM Evreux was badly defeated 76-57 in Bourg by the second-ranked JL Bourg. This season Dibo has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Dibo is also Ivorian national team player.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #5. Former international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Mohamed Kone in the French ProB last game. Abouo contributed to a 2-point Denain Voltaire's victory against the third-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (10-4) 88-86. He scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. This year Abouo's overall stats are: 9.1ppg and 3.2rpg in 14 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports. Abouo used to play for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #6. Point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) contributed to a Lille Metropole's victory against the 16th-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-10) 71-63 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 7 points and added 4 passes. Lille Metropole Basket (8-6) is placed sixth in the ProB. Pamba-Juille's total stats this season are: 4.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.0apg. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Pamba-Juille is also an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #7. Former international forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Germany) led Iserlohn to a victory over the leader SSV Lok Bernau (11-4) 85-72 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Kone scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group North. Iserlohn Kangaroos (10-5) is placed second. This season Kone has very high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 12.3rpg and 1.7apg. Kone holds both American and Ivorian passports. He used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Dalen Traore
Dalen Traore
   #8. Center Dalen Traore (206, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Evansville (1-4) in their game against the Wichita State University (0-2) in the NCAA. Traore cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. The Evansville was badly defeated 82-65 in Wichita, KS by the Wichita State University. Traore's total stats this season are: 2.7ppg and 2.6rpg. He used to play for the Ivorian U19 national team back in 2013.


The list of other players, who all have Ivorian passport but never been selected to any of Ivorian national teams:

   #1. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France) led Pau-Lacq-Orthez to a victory over the tenth-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (7-9) crushing them 89-57 in the French ProA in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Koffi recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 22 minutes. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (11-5) is placed third in the ProA. It's Koffi's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.9ppg and 6.8rpg in 16 games he played so far. Koffi has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Doron Perkins (189-G-83, college: Santa Clara, currently plays in Iran) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Shahrdari Gorgan (2-11) crushing them 84-49 in the Iranian Superleague last Thursday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Perkins also added 4 assists. Naft Abadan (10-3) is placed second in the Superleague. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Perkins' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg. Perkins is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #3. Dane Watts (203-F-86, currently plays in Germany) could not help Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Oettinger Rockets Gotha lost 70-83 on the road to the leading Mitteldeutscher BC. Watts was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 31 minutes. It's Watts' first season with the team. Watts has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg in eight games. He has both American and Ivorian nationalities.

   #4. Patrick Gnagbo (206-F/C-90, currently plays in NAIA) contributed to an easy victory against the Asbury University (2-2) 106-89 in the KIAC in Tuesday night's game. Gnagbo had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 12 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group Colonial. The West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. has record this season. This year Gnagbo has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.2spg in 14 games.

   #5. Yoann Louis Folquet (185-G, currently plays in Canada) was not able to help the University of Laval in their game against the Gaiters (1-5) in the Canadian university league CIS. He scored 6 points and added 6 passes in 24 minutes. The University of Laval lost 58-64 in Lennoxville, QC to the Gaiters. This year Folquet's total stats are: 5.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.8apg in eight games.

   #6. Derrick Byars (201-G/F-84, agency: Inception Sports, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in France) contributed to a 2-point JA Vichy's victory against the closely-ranked Chorale de Roanne 96-94 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night's game. Byars scored 7 points in 23 minutes. Byars has reliable stats this year: 13.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg in 14 games. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #7. Mohamed Toure (190-G-92, currently plays in Italy) managed to help GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi in a victory against the 13th-ranked Milano Urania 80-65 in the Italian Serie B (third division) on Sunday night. Toure recorded 5 points and blocked 2 shots in 23 minutes. This year Toure's total stats are: 6.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg in 16 games. He has Ivorian and Italian nationalities.

   #8. Ismael Sanogo (203-G-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Seton Hall in their game against the Villanova University in the NCAA. Sanogo cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 30 points 76-46. Sanogo's total stats this season are: 3.3ppg and 6.9rpg. He holds both American and Ivorian passports.

   #9. Raydell Denis (203-F/C, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Saint Augustine's College's surprising victory against the Winston Salem State University 70-62 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. Denis recorded only 2 points and blocked 3 shots in 5 minutes on the court. This year Denis' total stats are: 0.6ppg and 1.6rpg in nine games.   




Pape-Philippe
Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Ivorian players, who play currently abroad. Experienced Herve Toure (205-PF-82)to a victory against the seventh-ranked Libertad Sunchales in the Argentinian LigaA in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Charles
Abouo
Charles Abouo selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - 10 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Ivorians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket). He could not help Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-6) to beat Strasbourg IG (13-9).    [read more]

Remi Dibo
Remi Dibo's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - 17 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Ivorians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Experienced Doron Perkins (189-G-83) was the major contributor in a Naft Abadan's victory against the fourth-ranked Tabriz in the Iranian Superleague in Monday night's game.    [read more]


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