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Cedric Bah selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - Dec 20, 2018


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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.


Cedric Bah
Cedric Bah
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Cedric Bah (198-94, currently plays in France). He could not help Souffelweyersheim (14-1) in their last game. Despite Bah's very good performance the first-placed Souffelweyersheim (14-1) was edged 78-76 on the road by the much lower-ranked (#11) Kaysersberg in the Group A. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Bah also added 7 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 4 blocks in 32 minutes on the court. Bah has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.0%(69-121), 3FGP: 11.1% and FT: 76.5% in 15 games he played so far. He played for the Ivorian senior national team one years ago.

Guy Landry Edi
Guy Landry Edi
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Guy Landry Edi (202-88, agency: Promotex, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup). Edi was not able to help Joensuun Kataja in their game against Avtodor (2-0) in the FIBA Europe Cup. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Joensuun Kataja (#3) was crushed 98-57 in Saratov by the leading Avtodor in the group L of FIBA Europe Cup. It was Joensuun Kataja's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This season Edi averages: 7.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 26.7% and FT: 91.7%. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Edi is in the roster of the Ivorian senior national team.

Jean-Francois Kebe
Jean-Francois Kebe
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Jean-Francois Kebe (185-94, currently plays in France). He led Saint-Quentin to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Saint Vallier (9-6) crushing them 81-61 in the French NM1 (third division) last Friday. Kebe scored 11 points and added 3 passes in 22 minutes. Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (14-1) is placed second in Group A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kebe's overall stats are: 5.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 22.5% and FT: 54.8% in 15 games. He is also a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Tiegbe Bamba
Tiegbe Bamba
   #4. Forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-91, college: Portland St., currently plays in Iceland) was not able to secure a victory for Grindavik (5-2) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Bamba's very good performance Grindavik was defeated 99-92 at home by the lower-ranked Stjarnan (#5). He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 10 rebounds. Bamba also added 3 assists. It's Bamba's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Bamba averages: 17.3ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Bamba is also Ivorian national team player.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #5. An experienced international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France) led JA Vichy to a victory over the ninth-ranked Aix-Maurienne (5-5) 92-76 in the French ProB (second division) in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Kone had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 18 rebounds in 29 minutes. Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (7-3) is placed fifth in the ProB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Kone's total stats are: 8.6ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.3spg in 10 games. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities. Kone plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
   #6. Center Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Carramimbre (7-7) in their game against Barca II (4-9) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Carramimbre was defeated 71-66 in Barcelona by the lower-ranked Barca II (#15). Aboubacar Hima has averaged so far 3.9ppg and 4.0rpg. He is international player as he played for the Ivorian senior team one years ago.

Vafessa Fofana
Vafessa Fofana
   #7. International swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92, currently plays in France) couldn't help Nantes (3-6) in their last game. Despite Fofana's good performance Nantes was edged 87-84 on their home court in Nantes by the higher-ranked (#5) JA Vichy. He scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Fofana has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg in 10 games. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Bali Coulibaly
Bali Coulibaly
   #8. Center Bali Coulibaly (199-95, currently plays in France) couldn't help La Rochelle (7-8) in their last game. Despite Coulibaly's good performance La Rochelle (#9) was edged 90-87 in La Charite by the higher-ranked (#5) La Charite in the Group B. He scored 14 points in 24 minutes. This year Coulibaly has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg and 4.1rpg in 14 games. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #9. Former international forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Chocalates Trapa Palencia to win against one of league's weakest teams Caceres Basket (4-10) 87-85 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. He recorded only 2 points. Chocalates Trapa Palencia (10-3) is placed second in the LEB Gold. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Kone has averaged so far 6.4ppg and 4.6rpg. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team three years ago.


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

   #1. Mohamed Bamba (211-F-98, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA). Bamba could not help the Orlando Magic (14-16) to beat the San Antonio Spurs (17-15). He recorded 7 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. The Orlando Magic (14-16) was crushed 129-90 on the road by the Spurs. It was Magic's third consecutive loss in a row. It's Bamba's first season with the team. This year Bamba averages: 6.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4bpg. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Despite Bamba's Ivorian passport, he previously played for the USA U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Ivorian team.

   #2. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France) was not able to help Gravelines-Dunkerque in their game against JL Bourg (11-3) in the French ProA. Koffi recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. Gravelines-Dunkerque lost 65-78 in Bourg to the second-ranked JL Bourg. It was Gravelines-Dunkerque's first loss after three consecutive victories. This year Koffi has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg in 13 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French.

   #3. Bazoumana Kone (193-G-93, college: Bremerhaven, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Basketball Loewen Braunschweig to win against the 16th-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (3-8) 87-69 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. Kone scored only 4 points. Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (2-2) is placed fourth in the BBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Kone has averaged so far 2.2ppg and 2.4rpg. He has both Ivorian and German nationalities.

   #4. Jonas Bergstedt (210-C-91, currently plays in Hungary) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider TF Budapest (0-10) in their game against Sopron KC (5-5) in the Hungarian A Division. Bergstedt recorded 5 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The bottom-ranked TF Budapest was defeated 92-87 in Sopron by the much higher-ranked Sopron KC (#7). So far TF Budapest lost all ten games in the Regular Season. Bergstedt has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.4ppg, 10.4rpg and 1.4apg. Bergstedt also holds two passports: Danish and Ivorian.

   #5. Ricky Gouety (208-F-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the the league outsider Stetson in their game against the University of Central Florida in the NCAA. He scored 6 points in only 11 minutes. his team was crushed 90-65 at home by the University of Central Florida. Gouety has averaged so far 2.5ppg and 2.1rpg in 12 games.

   #6. Karamoko Cisse (201-F, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Robert Morris University 69-50 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He recorded only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. Cisse has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 1.3rpg in six games.

  




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