Sitapha Savané

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Sitapha Savané
No. 17 – Movistar Estudiantes
Position Center
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1978-10-20) October 20, 1978 (age 38)
Dakar, Senegal
Nationality Senegalese / Spanish
Listed height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight 103 kg (227 lb)
Career information
High school UN International School
(New York City, New York)
College Navy (1997–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2001 Menorca Bàsquet
2001–2004 Tenerife CB
2004–2012 CB Gran Canaria
2012–2015 Joventut Badalona
2015–2016 Herbalife Gran Canaria
2016–present Estudiantes

Sitapha Savané (born 20 August 1978) is a Senegalese professional basketball player with Estudiantes in the Liga ACB of Spain. He is also a member of the Senegal national basketball team. He attended Navy and played basketball there, and was featured in the book The Last Amateurs. His father is Landing Savane.


Savané attended the United States Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 2000. In his junior and senior seasons, Savané was first team all Patriot League. He also led Navy in scoring, rebounding, blocks, field goal percentage and steals. He originally planned to not attend Navy, but when his Service Time was shortened he reconsidered.


Savané went undrafted in the 2000 NBA Draft. He spent all his career in Spain, especially in CB Gran Canaria where he spent eight seasons.

With Tenerife CB he won a Copa Príncipe de Asturias and a LEB Oro, promoting to Liga ACB.

Personal life[edit]

On 6 June 2016 On 29 April 2016, the Town Hall of Las Palmas named Savané adoptive son of the city.[1]


  1. ^ "Distinciones para Juan Carlos Arteaga y Sitapha Savané en Las Palmas de GC" (in Spanish). 7 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 

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