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Cheick Diallo's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Malians playing currently abroad: - Apr 12, 2019


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We bring you last week's top performances from Malians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Cheick Diallo
Cheick Diallo
   #1. This week's number one is former U16 international power forward Cheick Diallo (206-96, college: Kansas, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the New Orleans Pelicans (33-49) in their last game. Despite Diallo's good performance the New Orleans Pelicans (33-49) lost 126-133 on the road to the Phoenix Suns. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. This year Diallo averages: 6.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 62.5%(167-267), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 74.6% in 64 games he played so far. He played for the Mali U16 national team eight years ago.

Boubacar Sidibe
Boubacar Sidibe
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Boubacar Sidibe (205-94, currently plays in Spain). Sidibe was the major contributor in a HLA Alicante's victory against the sixth-ranked Zornotza (15-14) 71-57 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Friday. He scored 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks. HLA Alicante (24-5) is placed first in East group. Sidibe's overall stats this season are: 3.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 67.6%(23-34) and FT: 68.2%. He is in the roster of the Mali senior national team.

Nianta Diarra
Nianta Diarra
   #3. The Mali player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Nianta Diarra (203-93, currently plays in France). Diarra managed to help Boulazac Basket Dordogne in a victory against the closely-ranked JSF Nanterre (12-14) crushing them 90-68 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA on Tuesday night. He scored only 4 points in 10 minutes. Boulazac Basket Dordogne (14-11) is placed seventh in the Jeep ELITE ProA. It's Diarra's first season with the team. This year Diarra's overall stats are: 3.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2FGP: 57.7%(30-52), 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 48.1% in 25 games. He has a dual citizenship: Mali and French. Diarra is also a member of the Mali senior national team.

Ludovic Chelle
Ludovic Chelle
   #4. An experienced guard Ludovic Chelle (188-83, currently plays in France) led Saint Vallier to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked La Charite (2-11) 85-70 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 12 points. Saint Vallier Basket Drome (6-6) is placed fifth in Places 1-10 group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Chelle's total stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Mali and French. Despite Chelle played previously for the French U20 national team, he is currently in the Mali national team roster.

Ibrahim Saounera
Ibrahim Saounera
   #5. International point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-87, currently plays in France) was not able to help Lorient (6-1) in their last game. Despite Saounera's good performance the first-placed Lorient (6-1) was crushed 87-65 at home by the lower-ranked (#5) Recy Saint-Martin in the Places 21-28 group. He recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in 31 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Saounera has relatively good stats this year: 13.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.2apg in 28 games. Similarly like Chelle and Diarra above he has both Mali and French nationalities. Saounera plays currently for the Mali national team.

Mahamadou Drame
Mahamadou Drame
   #6. Shooting guard Mahamadou Drame (188-86, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Feurs EF (4-8) in their game against Vitre (7-5) in the French NM1 (third division). He recorded 8 points in 21 minutes. Feurs EF (#8) lost 66-70 on their home court in Feurs to the higher-ranked (#4) Vitre in the Places 11-20 group. It was Feurs EF's fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This year Drame's total stats are: 9.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg in 16 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Mali National Team roster.


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

   #1. Bakary Konate (211-C-93, college: Minnesota, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad to win against the eighth-ranked Palencia Baloncesto (17-13) 76-70 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He scored only 3 points. Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (9-22) is placed 16th in the LEB Gold. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Konate's total stats this season are: 1.7ppg and 2.1rpg.


Other top Mali players, who play abroad:

Amara Sy (202-F-81) plays for Monaco in French Jeep ELITE ProA
Bandja Sy (204-F-90) plays for Partizan in Serbian KLS
Drake Reed (194-G/F-87) plays for ALM Evreux in French ProB
Cheick Soumaoro (204-F-90) plays for Saint-Quentin in French NM1
Modibo Diaby (200-F-3) plays for Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala
Sidiki Kone (197-PF-1) plays for Partizan U19 in Serbian JLS
Mambi Diawara (193-G-94) plays for University of Calgary in U Sports
Modibo Niakate (185-G-81) plays for Pontoise in French NM2
Mamadou Sy (196-F/G-85) plays for Lourdes-Tarbes in French NM1
Nouhoum Bocoum (208-F/C-92) plays for Aridane in Spanish EBA

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

  




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