Ablaye Mbaye

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Ablaye Mbaye
No. 12 – Força Lleida
PositionCenter
LeagueLEB Oro
Personal information
Born (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 29)
Yeumbeul, Senegal
NationalitySenegalese / Spanish
Listed height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2016FC Barcelona
2008–2009→Sabadell
2009–2010Cornellà
2010–2016FC Barcelona B
2016–Força Lleida
Career highlights and awards

Papa Abdoulaye Mbaye (born June 13, 1990), commonly known as Ablaye Mbaye, is a Senegalese professional basketball player for Força Lleida of the LEB Oro. Born in Yeumbeul, Senegal, he also holds Spanish citizenship.

Career[edit]

FC Barcelona[edit]

Played for Arona Basket Sur at Canary Islands before enter the FC Barcelona Bàsquet junior team on 2007. Nike International Junior Tournament runner-up in 2008, scoring 11 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the final game against FMP.

In 2008 and 2009 was loaned to Unió Sabadell and CB Cornellà, both farm teams of FC Barcelona Bàsquet. Being a reserve team member, made his professional debut on 12 October 2011, playing 3 minutes for FC Barcelona Bàsquet on a Liga ACB game against CB Estudiantes[1]. He played two more games on 2011–12 season, becoming League champion. Made his EuroLeague debut on 12 May 2013, playing 5 minutes in the Final Four game against CSKA Moscow.

On June 2016 terminated his contract, after six seasons playing for the reserve team on LEB Oro and LEB Plata.

Força Lleida[edit]

On 7 August 2016, signed for LEB Oro side Força Lleida.[2]

National team[edit]

Mbaye played for the Senegalese men's national team on the 2008 FIBA Africa Under-18 Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barça Regal: Números que asustan" [Barça Regal: scary numbers] (in Spanish). Liga ACB. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Papa Mbaye nou pivot de l'Actel Força Lleida" [Papa Mbaye, new center for Actel Força Lleida] (in Catalan). Força Lleida CE. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

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