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Charles Abouo selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 12, 2018


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CHARLES ABOUO
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ivorians who are currently playing abroad.


Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France). He led Provence Basket to a 1-point victory over the 14th-ranked STB Le Havre (9-18) 82-81 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Abouo was MVP of the game. He scored 24 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. FOS Provence Basket (18-9) is placed fourth in the ProB. Abouo has relatively good stats this year: 13.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 52.8%, 3FGP: 36.2% and FT: 75.7% in 27 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Abouo is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate
Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-87, currently plays in Slovakia). Diabate could not help Levice (26-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Levice was edged 95-92 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Rieker KN. Diabate was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 6 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 5 balls in 35 minutes. This year Diabate has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.5apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 58.4%(45-77), 3FGP: 31.7% and FT: 73.5% in 16 games. He is in the roster of the Ivorian senior national team.

Adjehi Baru
Adjehi Baru
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, college: Charleston, currently plays in Bulgaria). Baru was not able to help Beroe (8-4) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Beroe was edged 79-77 in Samokov by the second-ranked Rilski. Baru scored 11 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Baru has reliable stats this season: 11.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 55.9%(52-93) and FT: 69.6%. He is also a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #4. Forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Navarra (15-13) in their game against Zamorano (9-19) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division), despite his very good performance last Saturday. Kone recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and made 2 blocks in 25 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. But Navarra lost 82-86 on the opponent's court to the one of league's weakest teams (#15) Zamorano. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Kone's first year with the team. Kone's stats this season are: 13.8ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2bpg in 28 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2015.

Remi Dibo
Remi Dibo
   #5. Former international forward Remi Dibo (201-91, agency: Octagon Europe, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked ALM Evreux (12-15) crushing them 103-73 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. SPO Rouen Basket (13-14) is placed ninth in the ProB. This season Dibo averages: 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.8apg. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities. Despite Dibo played previously for the French U16 national team, he is currently in the Ivorian national team roster.

Guy Landry Edi
Guy Landry Edi
   #6. Swingman Guy Landry Edi (202-88, agency: Promotex, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in France) couldn't help Nantes (10-11) in their game against Quimper UJAP (8-19) in the French ProB (second division), despite his very good performance in Friday night's game. Edi was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. But Nantes was edged 65-64 at home by the much lower-ranked (#15) Quimper UJAP. Edi's stats this year are: 10.6ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.1apg in 27 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Ivorian senior team two years ago.

Tiegbe Bamba
Tiegbe Bamba
   #7. International forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-91, college: Portland St., currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Charles Abouo in the French ProB last game. Bamba couldn't help STB Le Havre (9-10) in their game against Provence Basket (18-9). He scored only 4 points. STB Le Havre was edged 82-81 in Fos-sur-Mer by the higher-ranked Provence Basket (#4). Bamba's overall stats this season are: 4.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Ismael N'Diaye
Ismael N'Diaye
   #8. An experienced small forward Ismael N'Diaye (197-82, college: FIU, currently plays in Switzerland) led Lakers to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Pully (9-11) crushing them 77-57 in the Swiss SBL in Saturday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Riviera Lakers (2-2) are placed fifth in Places 7-12 group. N'Diaye's team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is quite important. N'Diaye's overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2016.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #9. Former international point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned Guy Landry Edi and both played together in the last French ProB game. Pamba-Juille couldn't help Nantes (10-11) in their game against Quimper UJAP (8-19). He scored 8 points in 21 minutes. Nantes was edged 65-64 on their home court in Nantes by the much lower-ranked (#15) Quimper UJAP. This year Pamba-Juille's overall stats are: 4.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.1apg in 27 games. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Pamba-Juille is currently in the Ivorian national team roster.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #10. Center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France) couldn't help JA Vichy (13-14) in their game against ADA Blois (22-5) in the French ProB (second division). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. JA Vichy was defeated 74-64 in Blois by the leading ADA Blois. Kone averaged so far 11.2ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.4spg. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Ivorian senior national team.

   #11. International center Aboubacar Hima (207-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Plasencia in their game against Cambados in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Hima cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points in 15 minutes. His team lost 70-83. Hima averaged so far 10.6ppg and 7.6rpg in 27 games. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

   #12. Former international swingman Issife Soumahoro (197-88, currently plays in France) contributed to a Brissac Anjou's victory against the closely-ranked Lorient 88-83 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. Soumahoro scored 7 points. Soumahoro's total stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2016.


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) was the major contributor in Pau-Lacq-Orthez's victory against the closely-ranked JSF Nanterre (15-10) 87-69 in the French ProA last Saturday. He scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (14-13) is placed eighth in the ProA. This season Koffi averages: 9.9ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Bazoumana Kone (190-G-93, college: Bremerhaven, currently plays in Germany). Kone could not help Braunschweig (7-9) to beat s Oliver Baskets (14-14). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Kone recorded only one point and added 3 passes in 14 minutes. Braunschweig was crushed 72-45 on the road by the lower-ranked (#10) s Oliver Baskets. It's Kone's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.8apg in 27 games he played so far. Kone is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and German.

  




Souleyman
Diabate
Souleyman Diabate's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ivorians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (181-87). He was the major contributor in a Sluc Nancy's victory against the 13th-ranked ALM Evreux in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Souleyman
Diabate
Souleyman Diabate selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - 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. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (181-87). He could not help Sluc Nancy (21-10) in their last game. Despite Diabate's very good performance Sluc Nancy lost 73-80 on the road to the lower-ranked (#10) Poitiers.    [read more]

Aboubacar
Aboubacar
Hima
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - 24 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Ivorian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is former international center Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-94). He led Carramimbre to a victory over the 11th-ranked Lleida Basquet in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game.    [read more]


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