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Maurice Ndour selected the top Senegalese players playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 6, 2019


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


Maurice Ndour
Maurice Ndour
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Maurice Ndour (206-92, college: Ohio, currently plays in VTB United League). Ndour led his Russian team Unics Kazan to a victory against the league leader CSKA (19-4) 83-73 in the VTB United League last Monday. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Unics Kazan (17-4) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ndour has relatively good stats this season: 11.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 57.5%(50-87) and FT: 81.6%. He is currently a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Youssou Ndoye
Youssou Ndoye
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in France). Ndoye could not help one of league's weakest teams JL Bourg (20-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance JL Bourg was edged 82-81 on the road by the leading ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. Ndoye was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks. This season Ndoye has relatively solid stats: 14.4ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 64.3%(119-185) and FT: 75.3%. He is in the roster of the Senegalese senior national team.

Gorgui Dieng
Gorgui Dieng
   #3. The Senegalese player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Gorgui Dieng (211-90, college: Louisville, currently plays in NBA). Dieng was the major contributor in a 2-point Minnesota Timberwolves' victory against the Miami Heat (38-41) 111-109 in the NBA last Friday. He scored 19 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. The Minnesota Timberwolves have 36-43 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Dieng's sixth year with the team. This season Dieng's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 31.4% and FT: 82.7% in 73 games he played so far. He is also a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Clevin Hannah
Clevin Hannah
   #4. Point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, agency: BeoBasket, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Valencia Basket (15-10) 111-92 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Saturday night. Hannah recorded 12 points, 9 assists and 3 steals. Herbalife Gran Canaria (12-12) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. Hannah has reliable stats this season: 11.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.9apg. He has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and American. Hannah used to play for the Senegalese national team back in 2017.

Moussa Diagne
Moussa Diagne
   #5. Former international center Moussa Diagne (211-94, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Andorra in their game against Valencia Basket (15-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Diagne scored 7 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 16 minutes. Andorra was edged 73-72 at home by the higher-ranked (#4) Valencia Basket. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This year Diagne averages: 7.3ppg and 5.7rpg in 24 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Senegalese and Spanish. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Diagne used to play for the Senegalese national team three years ago.

Youssoupha Fall
Youssoupha Fall
   #6. Center Youssoupha Fall (221-95, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for SIG Strasbourg (14-10) in their game against JSF Nanterre (11-13) in the French Jeep ELITE ProA. He scored 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. SIG Strasbourg was defeated 92-86 in Nanterre by the lower-ranked JSF Nanterre (#9). It was SIG Strasbourg's first loss after three consecutive victories. It's Fall's first season with the team. Fall's stats this year are: 14.8ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.5bpg. He is a former U18 international player as he played for the Senegalese team seven years ago.

Mouhammad Faye
Mouhammad Faye
   #7. An experienced international forward Mouhammad Faye (207-85, college: SMU, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Partizan (14-8) crushing them 84-63 in a derby game in the ABA League on Saturday night. Faye scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (21-1) is placed first in the ABA League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Faye's total stats are: 6.3ppg and 4.8rpg in 22 games. He is also Senegalese national team player.

Maodo Nguirane
Maodo Nguirane
   #8. Center Maodo Nguirane (210-93, currently plays in Africa Basketball League) led his Tunisian team JS Kairouan to a 1-point victory over the leader ES Rades (3-0) 68-67 in the Africa Basketball League in Saturday night's game. Nguirane was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 10 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group A. J.S.Kairouan (2-1) is placed second. Nguirane has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.3ppg, 12.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg. Nguirane used to play for the Senegalese national team back in 2017.

Ibrahima Faye
Ibrahima Faye
   #9. Former international power forward Ibrahima Faye (207-97, currently plays in Belgium) couldn't help Leuven Bears (5-18) in their last game. Despite his good performance Leuven Bears lost 64-68 in Charleroi to the higher-ranked (#3) Spirou. Faye had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 17 rebounds. He also added 9 blocks in 31 minutes. It was Leuven Bears' sixth consecutive loss in a row. Faye averaged so far 12.3ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4bpg in 21 games. He used to play for the Senegalese national team three years ago.

Ousmane Barro
Ousmane Barro
   #10. Power forward Ousmane Barro (207-84, college: Marquette, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help CS Dinamo Bucuresti (8-2) in their game against CSM Steaua Bucuresti (8-2) in the Romanian Liga Nationala. Despite his very good performance on Thursday night Barro was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 8 rebounds. The Second Stage already ended. Barro's stats this season are: 14.2ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg. He is a former U18 international player as seventeen years ago he still played for the Senegalese national team.

   #11. International power forward Babacar Toure (205-85, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to Fribourg's victory against the third-ranked Lakers 102-97 in the Swiss SBL in Saturday night's game. Toure scored 11 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Toure averaged so far 14.8ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2bpg in 18 games. He plays currently for the Senegalese national team.

   #12. Former international center Pape Faye (200-87, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Fukuoka Rizing 77-61 in the Japanese B League in Wednesday night's game. He scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Faye has averaged so far 8.2ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the Senegalese national team back in 2017.

   #13. International forward Ibrahima Thomas (213-87, college: Cincinnati, currently plays in Lebanon) couldn't help Hoops Club in their game against Homentmen in the Lebanese LBL, despite his good performance last Saturday. Thomas recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 25 minutes. But his team lost 80-88. Thomas averaged so far 12.9ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.2bpg and 1.1spg in 15 games. He is also Senegalese national team player.

   #14. International point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83, currently plays in France) led Charleville-Mezieres to a victory over the fifth-ranked Vitre 73-62 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. d'Almeida was the best player in that game. He scored 25 points, had 5 boards, passed 4 assists and added 5 steals. This season d'Almeida has very high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 6.8apg and 1.4spg. d'Almeida plays currently for the Senegalese national team.

   #15. International center Hamady N'Diaye (213-87, college: Rutgers, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Sidigas AV in their game against VL Pesaro in the Italian Serie A. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. N'Diaye scored only 2 points in 12 minutes. His team was edged 91-89. N'Diaye has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.9bpg in 17 games. He is also in the roster of the Senegalese national team.


The list of other players, who all have Senegalese passport but never been selected to any of Senegalese national teams:

   #1. Ilimane Diop (210-C-95, currently plays in Spain) led Baskonia to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Movil Estudiantes (9-16) crushing them 104-67 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria (18-6) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Diop's sixth season with the team. This year Diop averages: 6.4ppg and 3.4rpg in 25 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and Spanish.

   #2. Amath M'Baye (206-F-89, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) led his Italian team Virtus Bologna to a victory over the third-ranked JSF Nanterre (8-6) 73-58 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. M'Baye was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points in 31 minutes. Virtus Segafredo Bologna (10-4) is placed first in group D. It's M'Baye's first season with the team. This year M'Baye has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.3apg in 18 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Senegalese and French.

   #3. Mamadou Samb (210-C/F-89, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Real Betis' victory against the 11th-ranked CB Granada (7-16) 93-80 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Saturday. Samb scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (26-4) is placed first in the LEB Gold. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Samb has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 3.1rpg. He has both Senegalese and Spanish nationalities. Despite Samb's Senegalese passport, he previously played for the Spanish U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Senegalese team.

   #4. Wally Niang (206-C-96, currently plays in Sweden) could not help Wetterbygden (12-24) in their last game. Despite Niang's very good performance Wetterbygden was badly defeated 80-64 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Boras Basket. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was Wetterbygden's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Niang averaged so far 10.5ppg and 7.1rpg in 26 games.

   #5. Bira Seck (204-PF-90, agency: Interperformances, college: Idaho, currently plays in Japan) was the major contributor in a Tokyo Cinq Reves' victory against one of league's weakest teams Kagoshima (1-2) 78-74 in the Japanese B League D3 last Saturday. Seck scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Tokyo Cinq Reves (2-3) are placed fifth in the B League D3. Seck averaged so far 14.1ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.8apg.

   #6. Mouhamadou Diop (212-C-87, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in L'Hospitalet's victory against the eighth-ranked Plasencia 69-65 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Diop recorded 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks in 29 minutes. Diop has averaged so far 9.8ppg and 5.8rpg in 28 games.

   #7. Mouhamed Barro (205-F-95, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Delteco Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian in a 1-point victory against the 14th-ranked Movil Estudiantes 93-92 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. He scored only 4 points in 10 minutes. Barro has averaged so far 4.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 19 games.

   #8. Abdou Thiam (204-F/C-98, currently plays in Spain) helped Betanzos win their game against the 14th-ranked Agustinos-Leclerc 79-72 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Sunday night. He scored 16 points, had 9 rebounds and made 5 blocks. Thiam has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.8ppg, 14.6rpg, 1.6bpg and 1.2spg.

   #9. Samuel Gaye Serigne (198-PF-96, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Cecina (8-19) in their last game. Despite Gaye Serigne's very good performance the 15th-placed Cecina was edged 78-76 on their home court in Cecina by the much higher-ranked (#6) Vigevano in the Group A. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 14 rebounds in 45 minutes. Gaye Serigne averaged so far 11.8ppg and 6.0rpg in 27 games. He also holds two passports: Senegalese and Italian.

   #10. Diarra Sidate (210-F-90, currently plays in Japan) helped Cyberdyne IR win their game against the fifth-ranked Yamagata 85-81 in the Japanese B2 League last Saturday. Sidate scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Sidate has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 3.9rpg. He holds both Senegalese and Japanese passports.

  




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