Pape Sy

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Pape Sy
No. 10 – BCM Gravelines
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1988-04-05) April 5, 1988 (age 26)
Loudéac, France
Nationality French / Senegalese
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2010 STB Le Havre (France)
2010–2011 Atlanta Hawks
2010–2011 Utah Flash (D-League)
2011–2012 BCM Gravelines (France)
2012–2014 Le Mans Sarthe Basket (France)
2014–present BCM Gravelines (France)
Stats at NBA.com

Pape Sy (born April 5, 1988) is a French-Senegalese professional basketball player who currently plays for BCM Gravelines of the LNB Pro A. A versatile guard/forward, Sy was drafted by the Hawks as the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft[1] after spending five seasons with STB Le Havre.[2]

Biography[edit]

Pape Sy was born in Loudéac, a small town in north-western France to a Senegalese family.[3] He learned to play basketball in a local club. Sy later moved to Massy before joining Le Havre's youth club in 2004 at the age of 16.[4] While playing in France, Sy was recruited by the University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Fred Langley.[5]

Sy's older sister, Penda Sy, was a professional basketball player in Europe.[4][6]

Pro career[edit]

STB Le Havre (2005–2010)[edit]

Sy joined the French team STB Le Havre in 2005. In 2009–10, his last season with Le Havre, Sy averaged 5.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in just over 14 minutes per game.[2]

Atlanta Hawks/Utah Flash (2010–2011)[edit]

Sy entered the 2010 NBA Draft as a virtually unknown entity. He paid his own way to come to the United States to showcase his talent for NBA teams. Only the Atlanta Hawks agreed to allow him to work out for them. After an impressive workout, Sy was drafted 53rd overall. Sy continued to impress in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 4.5 points per game in 8 minutes per game and exhibiting his defensive prowess.[7] On September 15, 2010, Sy signed a three-year contract with the Hawks, with the first year guaranteed at $473,604.[8]

Sy began his rookie season beset with injury, suffering an Achilles injury during summer league. He subsequently missed all of training camp due to a bad back and was listed on the injury report for the first 18 games of the regular season before being cleared to practice.[9] On December 27, 2010, the Hawks sent Sy to the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League.[10][11]

Sy made his debut for the Flash on January 2, 2011, in a 99–83 loss the Bakersfield Jam. Sy notched 6 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench.[12] On January 30, 2011, in a game against the Austin Toros, Sy had his best game to date with the Flash, notching 22 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist in 26 minutes.[13][14]

On March 2, 2011, it was announced that Sy would return to the Hawks for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.[15] Sy made his NBA debut against the Indiana Pacers on April 8, 2011. He recorded a steal and a foul in 3 minutes.[16]

On December 23, 2011, Sy was cut by the Atlanta Hawks.[17]

BCM Gravelines[edit]

In August 2011, during the 2011 NBA lockout, Sy signed with BCM Gravelines in France. His deal had an out-clause that would allow him to return to the NBA when the lockout ended.[18] However, after he was cut by the Hawks during the pre-season, Sy re-signed with Gravelines on January 3, 2012.[19]

Le Mans Sarthe Basket[edit]

On June 27, 2012, Sy signed a two-year deal with Le Mans Sarthe Basket of France.[20]

Return to BCM Gravelines[edit]

On May 21, 2014, he returned to BCM Gravelines signing a three-year contract.[21]

International play[edit]

Sy was a member of the ninth-place French squad at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. Though Sy appeared in every game, he ended up just 10th in minutes played for France, with averages of 2.0 points, 0.6 assists, 0.9 rebounds and 10.4 minutes in 8 games.[22]

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Ligue Nationale de Basketball[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Le Havre 7 0 4.9 .50 .33 .50 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.0 2.4
2008–09 Le Havre 1 0 2.0 .00 .00 .00 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009–10 Le Havre 30 0 14.2 .55 .41 .71 1.7 1.3 0.6 0.1 5.2

NBA D-League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Utah 23 11 22.1 .424 .150 .737 3.4 1.3 0.3 0.04 8.0
Career 23 11 22.1 .424 .150 .737 3.4 1.3 0.3 0.04 8.0

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Atlanta 3 0 7.0 .333 .000 1.000 1.0 .7 .3 - 2.3
Career 3 0 7.0 .333 .000 1.000 1.0 .7 .3 - 2.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Atlanta 4 0 2.8 .667 .000 .500 .3 .8 .3 - 1.5
Career 4 0 2.8 .667 .000 .500 .3 .8 .3 - 1.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (June 25, 2010). "Hawks take Pape Sy of France in second round". USA Today. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Pape Sy Player Profile. Basketball Doudiz. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Ziller, Tom (September 15, 2010). "Hawks Sign French Swingman Pape Sy". NBA Fanhouse. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Pape Sy: Soaring down South for the tall Pope". European Prospects. June 27, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Hammond, Bob (February 16, 2011). "Flourishing with new direction". Larame Boomerang. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Penda Sy player profile. Fédération française de basket-ball. Retrieved December 26, 2010. (French)
  7. ^ 2010 NBA Summer League. NBA.com. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  8. ^ Cunningham, Michael (September 15, 2010). "Pape Sy's NBA gamble pays off with Hawks". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ Cunningham, Michael (December 20, 2010). "Sy is D-League candidate for Hawks". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ Smith, Brian T. (December 23, 2010). "Flash expected to add Hawks' Sy". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  11. ^ Cunningham, Michael (December 26, 2010). "Hawks refreshed after holiday break". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  12. ^ Willis, Kris (January 2, 2011). "Atlanta Hawks Pape Sy Makes Debut With the NBA D-League's Utah Flash". Peach Tree Hoops. Retrieved January 2, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Flash at Toros Game Info". NBA Development League. January 30, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  14. ^ Atkins, Travis (January 30, 2011). "Toros fall to Utah". Statesman.com. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  15. ^ Foley, Phil (March 2, 2011). "Pape Sy Returns From NDBL, Will Stay On Atlanta Hawks Roster For Rest Of Season". SB Nation Atlanta. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  16. ^ Willis, Kris (April 9, 2011). "Pape Sy Finally Makes His NBA Debut In Pacers Loss". Peach Tree Hoops. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  17. ^ http://blogs.ajc.com/hawks/2011/12/23/atlanta-hawks-hawks-waive-sy-wanamaker-rolle/?cp=2
  18. ^ "Pape Sy rebondit au BCM" [Pape Sy bounces at BCM]. Eurosport.fr (in French). Eurosport. August 26, 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Pape Sy revient à Gravelines" [Pape Sy returned to Gravelines]. LEquipe.fr (in French). L'Équipe. January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  20. ^ Le Mans pens Pape Sy to two-year deal
  21. ^ "Pape Sy de retour au BCM !". bcmbasket.com (in French). May 21, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  22. ^ U20 European Championship Men 2007. FIBA Europe. Retrieved October 9, 2010.

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