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Jean-Francois Kebe selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - Jun 6, 2019


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JEAN-FRANCOIS KEBE
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.


Jean-Francois Kebe
Jean-Francois Kebe
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Jean-Francois Kebe (185-94, currently plays in France). He was the major contributor in Saint-Quentin's victory against the eighth-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (7-11) 73-63 in the French NM1 (third division) in Sunday night's game. Kebe scored 15 points and added 5 assists in 27 minutes on the court. Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (11-8) is placed third in Places 1-10 group. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This year Kebe averages: 7.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 24.8% and FT: 70.4% in 41 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

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 (22-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Sluc Nancy was crushed 104-74 on the road by the lower-ranked Saint Chamond (#6). Diabate scored 10 points and added 6 passes. It's Diabate's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 7.2apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 44.6%, 3FGP: 25.8% and FT: 82.1%. Diabate is in the roster of the Ivorian senior national team.

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). He was not able to help ADA Blois in their game against SPO Rouen (24-10) in the French ProB (second division), despite his good performance on Thursday night. Abouo recorded 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. But ADA Blois was badly defeated 97-78 in Rouen by the higher-ranked (#4) SPO Rouen. This year Abouo has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 53.2%, 3FGP: 31.6% in 23 games. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and American. Abouo is also a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #4. An experienced center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valpo, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for JA Vichy (24-10) in their game against Gries/Oberhoffen (19-15) in the French ProB (second division). Despite his good performance in Thursday night's game He recorded 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Kone's overall stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.1apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Kone is also Ivorian national team player.


Other top Ivorian players, who play abroad:

Louri Frejus Zerbo (208-C-89) plays for JL Bourg in French Jeep ELITE ProA
Mohamed Bamba (211-PF-98) plays for Orlando Magic in the NBA
Bazoumana Kone (193-G-93) plays for Braunschweig in German BBL
Alain Koffi (207-C-83) plays for Gravelines-Dunkerque in French Jeep ELITE ProA
Guy Landry Edi (202-F/G-88) plays for Chalons-Reims in French Jeep ELITE ProA
Aboubacar Aboubacar Hima (207-C-94) plays for Carramimbre in Spanish LEB Gold
Cedric Bah (198-C-94) plays for Souffelweyersheim in French NM1
Willy Kouassi (208-C-91) plays for ES Sahel in Tunisian Division I
Moussa Kone (203-F-93) plays for Palencia Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold
Adjehi Baru (206-C-91) plays for Leyma Basquet in Spanish LEB Gold
Jonas Zohore (208-C-91) plays for TF Budapest in Hungarian A Division
Vafessa Fofana (198-F/G-92) plays for Nantes in French ProB

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Ivorian playing currently abroad. Go to Ivorian Abroad Page to see completed list.

  




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