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Mohamed Kone's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - Jan 26, 2017


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Ivorian players, who play currently abroad.


Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France). Kone was the major contributor in Charleville-Mezieres' victory against the 16th-ranked Saint-Quentin (6-10) 85-80 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. He had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 12 rebounds. Kone also added 3 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 41 minutes on the court. Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (11-5) is placed third in the ProB. Kone has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.1apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(90-160), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.0% in 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Kone is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France). He contributed to a 2-point Denain Voltaire's victory against the closely-ranked STB Le Havre (9-7) 56-54 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Abouo scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Denain ASC Voltaire (9-7) is placed fifth in the ProB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Abouo averages: 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 47.0%, 3FGP: 48.9%(22-45) and FT: 61.5%. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Abouo played for the Ivorian national team in 2013.

Louri Frejus Zerbo
Louri Frejus Zerbo
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Louri Frejus Zerbo (209-89, currently plays in France). He could not help Limoges CSP Elite (4-10) to beat Monaco (15-2). Zerbo cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court. Limoges CSP Elite lost 69-77 on the road to the leading Monaco. It's Zerbo's sixth season with the team. This year Zerbo's overall stats are: 1.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 36.7% and FT: 57.1% in 17 games. He has both Burkinabe and Ivorian nationalities. Zerbo played for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #4. Point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) was not able to help Lille Metropole in their game against ADA Blois (8-8) in the French ProB (second division). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Pamba-Juille scored only 3 points and added 5 assists. Lille Metropole was edged 97-94 in Blois by the lower-ranked ADA Blois (#8). Pamba-Juille's total stats this season are: 4.1ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Pamba-Juille is also Ivorian national team player.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #5. Former international forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Iserlohn (10-6) in their last game. Despite his good performance the fifth-placed Iserlohn (10-6) lost 79-93 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#3) Oldenburg in the North group. Kone had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds in 27 minutes. It's Kone's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kone averages: 15.2ppg, 12.2rpg and 1.8apg in 16 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.


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 FIBA Europe Cup) was the major contributor in Pau-Lacq-Orthez's victory against the closely-ranked Alba (4-2) 81-78 in the FIBA Europe Cup in Tuesday night's game. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group O. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-2) is placed first. There are only two games left until the end of the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's Koffi's first season with the team. This year Koffi averages: 9.9ppg and 4.7rpg in 10 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Dane Watts (203-F-86, currently plays in Germany) could not help Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Watts' very good performance Oettinger Rockets Gotha was edged 85-83 on the road by the second-ranked Crailsheim Merlins. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Watts also added 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Watts has relatively good stats this season: 14.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #3. Adjehi Baru (206-F-91, college: Charleston, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to help SISU (3-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance SISU lost 100-106 in Horsens to the leading Horsens IC. Baru scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 22 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was SISU's third consecutive loss in a row. It's Baru's first year with the team. This season Baru has relatively solid stats: 14.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.7spg in six games.

   #4. Armand Anebo (194-SF-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Leeds Force (3-12) in their game against Scorchers (7-12) in the British BBL. He scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Leeds Force was edged 80-77 in Guildford by the higher-ranked Scorchers (#8). It was Leeds Force's fifth consecutive loss in a row. It's Anebo's sixth season with the team. Anebo's overall stats this year are: 3.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg.

   #5. Alassane Kah (206-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the ODU (4-2) in their game against the University of North Carolina - Charlotte (1-0) in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Kah recorded only 2 points. The ODU was edged 74-72 at home by the University of North Carolina -. This season Kah averages just 0.8ppg. He has both American and Ivorian nationalities.

   #6. Patrick Gnagbo (206-F/C-90, currently plays in NAIA) managed to help West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. in a victory against the Alice Lloyd College crushing them 96-69 in the KIAC last Tuesday. Gnagbo scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 13 minutes. It was his first game for West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. this season.

   #7. Derrick Byars (201-G/F-84, agency: Inception Sports, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in France) couldn't help JA Vichy in their game against ADA Blois in the French ProB (second division). Byars cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. His team was defeated 91-78. This season Byars has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.8apg. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #8. Ismael Sanogo (203-G-96, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Seton Hall in their game against the Butler University in the NCAA. Sanogo cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 32 minutes. His team lost 54-61. This year Sanogo's total stats are: 3.4ppg and 6.8rpg in 18 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports.

   #9. Raydell Denis (203-F/C, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Saint Augustine's College in their game against the Shaw University in the NCAA2. Denis cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks. His team was defeated 51-46 in the NCAA2. Denis' total stats this season are: 0.6ppg and 2.2rpg.   




Guy Landry
Edi
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Bryan
Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille agreed terms with Nantes - 19 days ago
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