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Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - May 2, 2019


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Ivorian players, who play currently abroad.


Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-94, currently plays in Spain). He led Carramimbre to a victory over the 11th-ranked Lleida Basquet (16-17) crushing them 79-58 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. Aboubacar Hima was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 14 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court. Carramimbre CBC Valladolid (19-14) is placed seventh in the LEB Gold. Aboubacar Hima's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Aboubacar Hima averages: 4.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 2FGP: 50.4% and FT: 58.8% in 33 games he played so far. He played for the Ivorian senior national team two years ago.

Souleyman Diabate
Souleyman Diabate
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (181-87, currently plays in France). Diabate could not help Sluc Nancy (20-9) to beat Nantes (14-14). He scored 9 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 10 assists. But Sluc Nancy was edged 74-71 on the road by the lower-ranked Nantes (#10). Diabate's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.8apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 43.2%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 78.3%. He is in the roster of the Ivorian senior national team.

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). Bah contributed to Souffelweyersheim's victory against the fifth-ranked Vendee Challans (8-8) 69-64 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. He scored 8 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 26 minutes. BC Souffelweyersheim (13-2) is placed first in Places 1-10 group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. It's Bah's first season with the team. Bah has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg, 1.5bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 48.8%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 77.2% in 33 games. He played for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #4. Swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France) contributed to a 2-point ADA Blois' victory against the 15th-ranked Denain Voltaire (10-19) 88-86 in the French ProB (second division) on Saturday night. Abouo scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. ADA Blois Basket 41 (15-13) is placed eighth in the ProB. This season Abouo has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Abouo is also Ivorian national team player.

Vafessa Fofana
Vafessa Fofana
   #5. International swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Souleyman Diabate in the French ProB last game. Fofana was the major contributor in Nantes' victory against the fifth-ranked Sluc Nancy (20-9) 74-71. He scored 12 points in 31 minutes. This year Fofana's overall stats are: 9.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg in 28 games. He 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) contributed to a Leyma Basquet's victory against the closely-ranked Magia Huesca (18-15) 86-74 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Baru scored 8 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Leyma Basquet Coruna (13-20) is placed 12th in the LEB Gold. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Baru's total stats this season are: 3.0ppg and 2.7rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Jean-Francois Kebe
Jean-Francois Kebe
   #7. International point guard Jean-Francois Kebe (185-94, currently plays in France) was not able to help Saint-Quentin in their game against STB Le Havre (13-4) in the French NM1 (third division). Kebe cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and added 4 passes in 18 minutes. The third-placed Saint-Quentin (10-7) lost 72-81 in Le Havre to the second-ranked STB Le Havre in the Places 1-10 group. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. This year Kebe's total stats are: 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.1apg in 34 games. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Guy Landry Edi
Guy Landry Edi
   #8. Swingman Guy Landry Edi (202-88, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in France) managed to help Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket to win against the 11th-ranked Boulazac Basket (15-14) 83-81 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA in Friday night's game. Edi scored only 3 points. Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (20-10) is placed fourth in the Jeep ELITE ProA. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Edi has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.5rpg. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #9. An experienced international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valpo, currently plays in France) helped JA Vichy win their game against the 16th-ranked Aix-Maurienne (8-21) 63-60 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. Kone scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes. Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (21-8) is placed third in the ProB. Kone has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.1spg in 29 games. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #10. Forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Palencia Baloncesto (19-14) in their game against Melilla Baloncesto (20-13) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Kone scored only 4 points. Palencia Baloncesto was defeated 84-76 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Melilla_Baloncesto (#6). His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Kone has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 4.8rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Kone is a former international player as four years ago he still played for the Ivorian senior national team.

   #11. International point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) couldn't help Caen in their game against Gries/Oberhoffen in the French ProB (second division). He scored 5 points in 16 minutes. His team lost 88-95. Pamba-Juille has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg in 11 games. 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. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the 16th-ranked Provence Basket (9-21) crushing them 116-85 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA last Friday. Koffi recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (19-11) is placed fifth in the Jeep ELITE ProA. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Koffi's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 9.5ppg and 5.6rpg. Koffi has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Jonas Zohore (208-C-91, currently plays in Hungary) led TF Budapest to a victory over the second-ranked Kaposvari (13-18) 92-80 in the Hungarian A Division on Sunday night. He was the best player in that game. Zohore had a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 33 minutes. Tehetseges Fiatalok Budapest (5-26) is placed fourth in Places 11-14 group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. It's Zohore's first season with the team. Zohore has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg in 24 games he played so far. 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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