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Souleyman Diabate's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - May 23, 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 13th-ranked ALM Evreux (13-20) 91-85 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Diabate had a double-double by scoring 16 points and making 11 passes (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 31 minutes on the court. Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (22-11) is placed fifth in the ProB. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Diabate has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 7.4apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 45.6%, 3FGP: 26.5% in 21 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Jean-Francois Kebe
Jean-Francois Kebe
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jean-Francois Kebe (185-94, currently plays in France). Kebe contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Rueil (8-10) 101-85 in the French NM1 (third division) in Sunday night's game. He recorded 9 points and added 5 assists. Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (11-8) is placed third in Places 1-10 group. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This season Kebe averages: 6.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 57.6%(49-85), 3FGP: 23.4% and FT: 70.8%. He is in the roster of the Ivorian senior national team.

Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-94, currently plays in Spain). Aboubacar Hima could not help one of league's weakest teams Carramimbre (20-14) to beat Melilla Baloncesto (21-13). He scored 7 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 23 minutes. Carramimbre lost 71-77 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Melilla_Baloncesto. This year Aboubacar Hima's overall stats are: 4.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 2FGP: 46.4% and FT: 58.8% in 39 games. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and Nigerien. Aboubacar Hima 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) led ADA Blois to an easy victory against the league outsider C'Chartres (7-26) crushing them 88-65 in the French ProB (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 12 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. ADA Blois Basket 41 (17-15) is placed eighth in the ProB. Abouo's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This season Abouo has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Abouo is also Ivorian national team player.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #5. Former international forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Palencia Baloncesto's surprising victory against the second-ranked RETAbet BB (24-10) 61-57 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 17 minutes. Chocalates Trapa Palencia (19-15) is placed ninth in the LEB Gold. It's Kone's first season with the team. This year Kone's total stats are: 5.2ppg and 4.5rpg in 39 games. He has both American and Ivorian nationalities. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Bali Coulibaly
Bali Coulibaly
   #6. Center Bali Coulibaly (199-95, currently plays in France) was not able to help La Rochelle (7-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the seventh-placed La Rochelle (7-9) was edged 79-78 in Bordeaux by the higher-ranked JSA Bordeaux (#4) in the Places 11-20 group. Coulibaly recorded 12 points. Coulibaly has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg and 4.3rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #7. An experienced international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valpo, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for JA Vichy (23-10) in their game against Chorale de Roanne (25-7) in the French ProB (second division). Kone scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 30 minutes. JA Vichy lost 69-81 in Roanne to the leading Chorale de. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Kone has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg in 33 games. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #8. Point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) couldn't help Caen (8-25) in their game against Entente Orleans 45 (24-9) in the French ProB (second division). Pamba-Juille scored 9 points. But Caen was defeated 78-70 in Orleans by the much higher-ranked Entente 45 (#3). It was Caen's fifth consecutive loss in a row. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is extremely important. Pamba-Juille has averaged so far 7.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.1apg. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Pamba-Juille is currently in the 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. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France) could not help Gravelines-Dunkerque (21-12) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Koffi's good performance Gravelines-Dunkerque was crushed 95-72 on the road by the leading ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Regular Season already ended. This season Koffi averages: 9.7ppg and 5.3rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Jonas Zohore (208-C-91, currently plays in Hungary) was not able to help TF Budapest (5-27) in their last game. Despite Zohore's very good performance the fourth-placed TF Budapest (5-27) lost 73-81 in Szeged to the higher-ranked (#3) Szedeak in the Places 11-14 group. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Zohore also added 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes. It was TF Budapest's first loss after three consecutive victories. This year Zohore has relatively solid stats: 14.7ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg in 26 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Danish and Ivorian.

  





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