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Souleyman Diabate selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - May 9, 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 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. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Diabate also added 9 passes in 33 minutes on the court. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Diabate's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 7.1apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 45.0%, 3FGP: 25.7% and FT: 76.9% in 19 games he played so far. Diabate is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Cedric Bah
Cedric Bah
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Cedric Bah (198-94, currently plays in France). Bah contributed to Souffelweyersheim's victory against the second-ranked STB Le Havre (13-5) 70-65 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. He scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-10. BC Souffelweyersheim (14-2) is placed first. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. This year Bah has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg, 1.4bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 48.8%, 3FGP: 25.5% and FT: 76.7% in 34 games. 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 (16-14) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance ADA Blois was crushed 82-55 in Rouen by the second-ranked SPO Rouen. Abouo was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 3 steals. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Abouo has reliable stats this season: 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 32.8% and FT: 77.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Abouo is also a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
   #4. Center Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-94, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Carramimbre CBC Valladolid in a 1-point victory against the tenth-ranked Magia Huesca (18-16) 74-73 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. He recorded only 4 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks in 31 minutes. Carramimbre CBC Valladolid (20-14) is placed sixth in the LEB Gold. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Aboubacar Hima's overall stats are: 4.9ppg and 5.6rpg in 34 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and Nigerien. Aboubacar Hima used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2017.

Louri Frejus Zerbo
Louri Frejus Zerbo
   #5. International center Louri Frejus Zerbo (208-89, currently plays in France) contributed to a JL Bourg's victory against the closely-ranked Chalons-Reims (21-11) 102-96 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA on Tuesday night. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. JL Bourg Basket (28-4) is placed second in the Jeep ELITE ProA. It was his team's 12th consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This season Zerbo averages: 0.7ppg and 1.7rpg. He has both Burkinabe and Ivorian nationalities. Zerbo plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Vafessa Fofana
Vafessa Fofana
   #6. Swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92, currently plays in France) led Nantes to a victory against the league outsider C'Chartres (7-24) 80-74 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 13 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 34 minutes. Hermine Nantes Atlantique (16-14) is placed ninth in the ProB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Fofana's total stats are: 9.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg in 30 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Tiegbe Bamba
Tiegbe Bamba
   #7. International forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-91, college: Portland St., currently plays in France) helped C'Chartres win their game against the 12th-ranked Paris (12-18) 92-78 in the French ProB (second division) last Tuesday. Bamba recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Chartres Basket Masculins (13-9) is placed fourth in the ProB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Bamba has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.4apg. 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) faced previously mentioned Louri Frejus Zerbo in the French Jeep ELITE ProA last game. Edi was not able to secure a victory for Chalons-Reims (21-11) in their game against JL Bourg (28-4). He scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. Chalons-Reims lost 96-102 at home to the second-ranked JL Bourg. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Edi has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 1.5rpg in 12 games. 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) was the major contributor in a JA Vichy's victory against the closely-ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (18-13) crushing them 90-67 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Kone scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (22-9) is placed fourth in the ProB. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Kone has averaged so far 8.9ppg and 8.3rpg. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

Adjehi Baru
Adjehi Baru
   #10. Center Adjehi Baru (206-91, agency: Duran International, college: Charleston, currently plays in Spain) helped Leyma Basquet win their game against the league outsider Araberri (7-27) 82-76 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Baru recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. Leyma Basquet Coruna (14-20) is placed 12th in the LEB Gold. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Baru has averaged so far 3.1ppg and 3.0rpg in 10 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

   #11. International point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) couldn't help Caen in their game against Quimper UJAP in the French ProB (second division). Despite his very good performance on Friday night Pamba-Juille scored 14 points and added 3 passes. Pamba-Juille has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.2apg. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Pamba-Juille is currently in the Ivorian national team roster.

   #12. International center Bali Coulibaly (199-95, currently plays in France) helped La Rochelle win their game against the second-ranked Charleville-Mezieres 84-73 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 14 minutes. Coulibaly's stats this year are: 10.2ppg and 4.3rpg in 29 games. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

   #13. Former international forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Palencia Baloncesto in their game against CB Granada in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Kone cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. His team was defeated 73-60. Kone has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 4.7rpg. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team four years ago.


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

   #1. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France) could not help Gravelines-Dunkerque (20-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Gravelines-Dunkerque was defeated 88-82 on the road by the lower-ranked JSF Nanterre (#7). Koffi recorded 11 points. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Koffi averages: 9.5ppg and 5.4rpg. He 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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