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Souleyman Diabate's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - Apr 4, 2019


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


Souleyman Diabate
Souleyman Diabate
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (181-87, currently plays in France). He was the major contributor in a Sluc Nancy's victory against the 16th-ranked Denain Voltaire (7-17) 101-94 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Diabate had a double-double by scoring 21 points and making 13 passes in 33 minutes on the court. Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (17-7) is placed third in the ProB. It's Diabate's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 5.3apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 45.5%, 3FGP: 26.7% and FT: 84.2% in 12 games he played so far. Diabate is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France). He led ADA Blois to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (13-11) crushing them 101-81 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. Abouo scored 20 points and had 6 steals. ADA Blois Basket 41 (12-11) is placed eighth in the ProB. Abouo has relatively good stats this season: 10.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 56.0%(28-50), 3FGP: 34.3% and FT: 84.8%. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Abouo 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 could not help Saint-Quentin (8-3) in their last game. Despite Kebe's very good performance the third-placed Saint-Quentin (8-3) was edged 75-73 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) STB Le Havre in the Places 1-10 group. He was the top scorer with 15 points in a mere 17 minutes. This year Kebe's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 56.1%(37-66), 3FGP: 23.3% and FT: 71.3% in 28 games. He is also a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Cedric Bah
Cedric Bah
   #4. Center Cedric Bah (198-94, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Vendee Challans (7-4) crushing them 73-45 in the French NM1 (third division) in Sunday night's game. Bah scored 10 points, had 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks. BC Souffelweyersheim (9-1) is placed first in Places 1-10 group. Bah's total stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5bpg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2017.

Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
   #5. Former international center Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-94, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Real Canoe (13-11) 96-79 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Aboubacar Hima scored 10 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 20 minutes. Carramimbre CBC Valladolid (16-13) is placed ninth in the LEB Gold. This year Aboubacar Hima's total stats are: 4.7ppg and 5.0rpg in 29 games. He used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Vafessa Fofana
Vafessa Fofana
   #6. Swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92, currently plays in France) was not able to help Nantes (11-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Fofana's good performance Nantes was crushed 99-76 in Orleans by the second-ranked Entente 45. He scored 12 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 6 assists. This season Fofana has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg. 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) was not able to secure a victory for Palencia Baloncesto (17-12) in their game against RETAbet BB (20-9) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Kone scored 9 points in 15 minutes. But Palencia Baloncesto was crushed 88-59 in Bilbao by the second-ranked RETAbet BB. Kone has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 5.0rpg in 29 games. He is another player who holds two passports: 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 France) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams C'Chartres (11-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance C'Chartres was defeated 82-74 in Vichy by the higher-ranked JA Vichy (#4). Bamba was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 5 rebounds. Bamba has reliable stats this season: 12.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.2apg. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Bali Coulibaly
Bali Coulibaly
   #9. International center Bali Coulibaly (199-95, currently plays in France) led La Rochelle to a victory against the tenth-ranked Besancon (2-9) 84-76 in the French NM1 (third division) on Friday night. Coulibaly scored 14 points in a mere 16 minutes. Stade Rochelais Basket (4-7) is placed seventh in Places 11-20 group. Coulibaly's stats this year are: 10.6ppg and 4.1rpg in 25 games. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

Guy Landry Edi
Guy Landry Edi
   #10. Swingman Guy Landry Edi (202-88, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in France) couldn't help Chalons-Reims (17-7) in their game against Monaco (15-9) in the French Jeep ELITE ProA. Edi cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. Chalons-Reims was defeated 93-86 at home by the lower-ranked Monaco (#4). This season Edi averages just 2.3ppg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

   #11. An experienced international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valpo, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Tiegbe Bamba in the French ProB last game. Kone contributed to a JA Vichy's victory against the closely-ranked C'Chartres 82-74. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. Kone has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg in 24 games. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

   #12. International point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) couldn't help Caen in their game against Aix-Maurienne in the French ProB (second division). Pamba-Juille scored 8 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists. His team was crushed by 23 points 106-83. Pamba-Juille has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Pamba-Juille is currently in the Ivorian national team roster.


One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Ivorian passport:

   #1. Experienced Herve Toure (205-PF-82, currently plays in France). He could not help GET Vosges (5-3) to beat Lorient (5-1). Toure scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 24 minutes. It was his first game for GET Vosges this season. But GET Vosges (#2) was crushed 93-65 at home by the leading Lorient in the Places 21-28 group. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Toure has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

  




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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