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Jean-Francois Kebe selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 31, 2019


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JEAN-FRANCOIS KEBE
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ivorians who are currently playing abroad.


Jean-Francois Kebe
Jean-Francois Kebe
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Jean-Francois Kebe (185-94, currently plays in France). Kebe led Saint-Quentin to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (8-13) 91-75 in the French NM1 (third division) on Tuesday night. He scored 15 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 22 minutes on the court. Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (20-1) is placed second in Group A. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kebe averages: 6.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 53.8% and FT: 71.9% in 21 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-94, currently plays in Spain). Aboubacar Hima could not help Carramimbre (11-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Carramimbre was defeated 88-83 on the road by the leading Real Betis. Aboubacar Hima scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It's Aboubacar Hima's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 4.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 2FGP: 49.2% and FT: 57.1%. Aboubacar Hima played for the Ivorian national team in 2017.

Cedric Bah
Cedric Bah
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Cedric Bah (198-94, currently plays in France). He contributed to Souffelweyersheim's victory against the third-ranked Orchesien BC (14-7) 84-70 in the French NM1 (third division) last Tuesday. Bah scored 10 points in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group A. BC Souffelweyersheim (20-1) is placed first. It was his team's 18th consecutive victory in a row. Bah has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 52.3%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 74.5% in 21 games. He played for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Vafessa Fofana
Vafessa Fofana
   #4. Swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92, currently plays in France) was not able to help Nantes in their game against Sluc Nancy (11-5) in the French ProB (second division). Despite his good performance on Friday night Fofana recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 4 assists. Fofana's overall stats this season are: 8.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate
Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate
   #5. International point guard Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-87, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Vafessa Fofana in the French ProB last game. Diabate contributed to a Sluc Nancy's victory against the tenth-ranked Nantes (5-9) 79-68. He recorded 9 points in 15 minutes. This year Diabate has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg in four games. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Louri Frejus Zerbo
Louri Frejus Zerbo
   #6. Center Louri Frejus Zerbo (208-89, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for JL Bourg (15-3) in their game against Provence Basket (5-13) in the French Jeep ELITE. Zerbo cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only one point and grabbed 4 rebounds. JL Bourg was badly defeated 93-75 in Fos-sur-Mer by the one of league's weakest teams Provence Basket (#17). Zerbo's overall stats this season are: 0.6ppg and 2.0rpg. He is 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 Spain) couldn't help Palencia Baloncesto (11-9) in their game against Oviedo CB (13-7) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Kone scored 5 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 18 minutes. Palencia Baloncesto was badly defeated 84-66 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Oviedo_CB. It was Palencia Baloncesto's sixth consecutive loss in a row. This year Kone's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.1bpg in 20 games. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Tiegbe Bamba
Tiegbe Bamba
   #8. Forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-91, college: Portland St., currently plays in Iceland) couldn't help Grindavik (7-2) in their game against Thor Thorl (8-7) in the Icelandic Dominos League. Despite his good performance on Thursday night He scored 10 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Bamba has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. Bamba plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #9. An experienced international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams JA Vichy (11-5) in their game against Entente Orleans 45 (11-5) in the French ProB (second division). He recorded 7 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 38 minutes. JA Vichy was edged 97-96 in Orleans by the higher-ranked (#3) Entente 45. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This year Kone's total stats are: 7.8ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg in 16 games. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

Bali Coulibaly
Bali Coulibaly
   #10. Center Bali Coulibaly (199-95, currently plays in France) couldn't help La Rochelle (10-11) in their game against Vendee Challans (16-4) in the French NM1 (third division). He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The tenth-placed La Rochelle (10-11) was defeated 76-72 in Challans by the leading Vendee in the Group B. Coulibaly has reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg and 3.9rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.


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). He could not help the Orlando Magic (20-31) to beat the Washington Wizards (22-29). Bamba recorded 6 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in 17 minutes. The Orlando Magic (20-31) lost 91-95 on the road to the Wizards. It was Magic's fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Bamba's first season with the team. This year he averages: 6.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3bpg in 46 games he played so far. Bamba has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Despite his Ivorian passport, Bamba 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 Monaco (9-9) in the French Jeep ELITE. He scored 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque was badly defeated 94-74 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked Monaco (#11). It's Koffi's first season with the team. Koffi has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.1apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French.

   #3. Jonas Bergstedt (208-C-91, currently plays in Hungary) was not able to secure a victory for TF Budapest (1-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Bergstedt's very good performance the bottom-ranked TF Budapest was defeated 81-69 in Debrecen by the much higher-ranked DEAC (#6). He was the top scorer with 15 points. Bergstedt also added 7 rebounds. Bergstedt has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 10.9rpg and 1.6apg. Bergstedt has both Danish and Ivorian nationalities.

   #4. Bazoumana Kone (193-G-93, college: Bremerhaven, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Crailsheim Merlins (3-14) 98-84 in the German BBL on Sunday night. He scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (5-4) is placed fourth in the BBL. This year Kone's overall stats are: 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg in 12 games. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and German.

   #5. Samuel Amed Diomande (193-G-88, currently plays in Norway) couldn't help Ammerud Bskt (4-15) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Diomande's good performance Ammerud Bskt was defeated 90-82 at home by the second-ranked Gimle BBK. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). Diomande is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Ammerud Bskt's roster. This season Diomande has very high stats. He averages: 17.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.2apg and 2.3spg. Diomande holds both Norwegian and Ivorian passports.

   #6. Yoann Louis Folquet (185-G, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the University of Laval in their game against the Stingers in the U Sports. He scored 6 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 37 minutes. His team lost 76-90. Folquet has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.0apg in eight games.

   #7. Ricky Gouety (208-F-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Stetson in their game against the David Lipscomb University in the NCAA. Gouety cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. His team was crushed by 23 points 88-65. Gouety has averaged so far 1.9ppg and 1.4rpg in 22 games.

   #8. Ange-Michel Kuo (203-F, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Presentation College in their game against the Mayville State University in the NStar. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Kuo scored only 2 points. It was his first game for Presentation College this season. His team was defeated 81-74 in the NStar.

  




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