Yakhouba Diawara

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Yakhouba Diawara
DiawaraHeat.jpg
No. 9 – Pallacanestro Varese
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League Lega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1982-08-29) August 29, 1982 (age 32)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Tremblay en France
College College of Southern Idaho (2001–2003)
Pepperdine (2003–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2001 JDA Dijon
2005–2006 JDA Dijon
2006 Climamio Bologna
2006–2008 Denver Nuggets
2008–2010 Miami Heat
2010–2011 Enel Brindisi
2011–2012 Cimberio Varese
2012–2013 Umana Reyer Venezia
2013–2014 BCM Gravelines
2014–present Cimberio Varese
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WCC (2004)

Yakhouba Diawara (born August 29, 1982) is a French professional basketball player who plays for Pallacanestro Varese.

He is a 6 ft 7 in and 225 lb (102 kg) shooting guard/small forward. He started his career with French team JDA Dijon, and after his first season in the European League, Diawara decided to attend college in the United States. He first attended junior college at Southern Idaho and after two years transferred to Pepperdine University. He is fluent in French, Wolof, English, and Italian.[1]

Pro career[edit]

He went undrafted after graduating from Pepperdine and signed with Dijon again. In February 2006 he moved to Italian Climamio Bologna. He was signed by the Denver Nuggets on July 26, 2006.[2] He signed with the Miami Heat on August 7, 2008.[3] In July 2010, Diawara signed with Enel Brindisi in Italy.[4] For the 2011-12 season he signed a one-year deal with Pallacanestro Varese.[5] In July 2012, he signed with another Italian team, Umana Reyer Venezia.[6] He left Venezia in July 2013.[7] In September 2013, he signed a one-year deal with BCM Gravelines.[8] He parted ways with them on March 10, 2014.[9]

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
2006–07 Denver 64 19 18.4 .342 .288 .660 1.7 .9 .5 .1 4.4
2007–08 Denver 54 14 10.0 .410 .318 .710 1.1 .7 .1 .1 2.8
2008–09 Miami 63 21 13.5 .350 .313 .526 1.3 .4 .2 .1 3.4
2009–10 Miami 6 2 7.3 .200 .167 .000 .7 .5 .2 .0 .8
Career 187 56 14.0 .357 .301 .650 1.4 .7 .3 .1 3.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Denver 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008 Denver 3 0 2.7 .400 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 1.3
2009 Miami 5 0 4.2 .333 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .2 .0 .4
Career 9 0 3.3 .375 .000 .000 .7 .0 .1 .0 .7

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