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Souleyman Diabate selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 21, 2019


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SOULEYMAN DIABATE
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.


Souleyman Diabate
Souleyman Diabate
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (181-87, currently plays in France). He contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Paris (9-12) crushing them 90-64 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Diabate recorded 9 points and added 7 passes in 21 minutes on the court. Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (16-6) is placed third in the ProB. It's Diabate's first season with the team. This year he averages: 8.1ppg, 1.3rpg, 4.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 45.1%, 3FGP: 27.8% and FT: 83.3% in 10 games he played so far. Diabate 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). He could not help Carramimbre (14-13) to beat Melilla Baloncesto (18-9). Aboubacar Hima scored 5 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Carramimbre was defeated 76-70 on the road by the higher-ranked Melilla_Baloncesto (#4). It was Carramimbre's third consecutive loss in a row. Aboubacar Hima's overall stats this season are: 4.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 2FGP: 49.4% and FT: 54.1%. He played for the Ivorian national team in 2017.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France). Abouo was not able to help ADA Blois (10-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance ADA Blois lost 80-92 in Orleans to the leading Entente 45. Abouo recorded 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. This year Abouo's overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 24.0% in nine games. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Abouo 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 Palencia Baloncesto (16-11) in their game against Real Betis (23-4) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Kone was the second best scorer with 9 points. He also added 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. But Palencia Baloncesto lost 66-76 in Sevilla to the leading Real Betis. This year Kone's total stats are: 5.9ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1bpg in 27 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2015.

Tiegbe Bamba
Tiegbe Bamba
   #5. International forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-91, college: Portland St., currently plays in France) led C'Chartres to a victory against the closely-ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (12-10) 91-81 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Bamba recorded 12 points in 29 minutes. Chartres Basket Masculins (10-8) is placed sixth in the ProB. Bamba has relatively good stats this year: 13.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.8apg in four games. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities. Bamba plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Adjehi Baru
Adjehi Baru
   #6. Center Adjehi Baru (206-91, agency: Duran International, college: Charleston, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Leyma Basquet (5-17) in their game against CB Granada (17-10) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Baru scored only 3 points. Leyma Basquet was defeated 80-73 in Granada by the much higher-ranked CB Granada (#5). Baru has averaged so far 3.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.3spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #7. International point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) couldn't help Caen (6-16) in their game against Poitiers (11-11) in the French ProB (second division), despite his very good performance on Friday night. Pamba-Juille was the top scorer with 16 points in 28 minutes. But Caen lost 80-92 on the opponent's court to the much higher-ranked (#9) Poitiers. Pamba-Juille has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg in four 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
   #8. An experienced center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France) managed to help Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole to win against the 13th-ranked ALM Evreux (9-13) 93-83 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He recorded only 4 points. Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (15-7) is placed fourth in the ProB. Kone has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.


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

   #1. Bazoumana Kone (193-G-93, college: Bremerhaven, currently plays in Germany). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Braunschweig (8-7) to beat SC Rasta Vechta (18-6). Kone's contribution was not very remarkable in Saturday's game. He scored only 2 points and added 5 passes. Braunschweig was edged 88-85 at home by the higher-ranked SC Rasta Vechta (#3). Kone's total stats this season are: 5.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.6apg. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and German.

   #2. Jonas Zohore (208-C-91, currently plays in Hungary) was not able to help TF Budapest (2-21) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked TF Budapest was crushed 108-83 on their home court in Budapest by the higher-ranked Sopron KC (#12). Zohore scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Zohore has relatively good stats this season: 14.4ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Danish and Ivorian.

  




Souleyman
Diabate
Souleyman Diabate's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - 2 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 - 16 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: - 23 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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