Yakhouba Diawara

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Yakhouba Diawara
DiawaraHeat.jpg
No. 14 – Juvecaserta Basket
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League Serie A
Personal information
Born (1982-08-29) August 29, 1982 (age 34)
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 (Paris, France)
College Southern Idaho (2001–2003)
Pepperdine (2003–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2001,
2005–2006
JDA Dijon
2006 Climamio Bologna
20062008 Denver Nuggets
20082010 Miami Heat
2010–2011 Enel Brindisi
2011–2012 Cimberio Varese
2012–2013 Umana Reyer Venezia
2013–2014 BCM Gravelines
2014–2015 Cimberio Varese
2015–2016 Limoges
2017–present Juvecaserta Basket
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WCC (2004)

Yakhouba Diawara (born August 29, 1982) is a French professional basketball player for Juvecaserta Basket of the Italian Serie A. He played college basketball at Southern Idaho and Pepperdine

Early career[edit]

Diawara 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, playing 63 games and averaging 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 24.1 minutes while shooting 54.2 percent from the floor, 31.8 percent from three-point range and 58.6 percent from the free throw line. After two years, he transferred to Pepperdine where he averaged 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 32.5 minutes while shooting 45.6 percent from the floor, 34.3 percent from three-point range and 65 percent from the free throw line earning First Team All-West Coast Conference honors as a junior.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Diawara went undrafted after graduating from Pepperdine and signed with Dijon again. In February 2006, he moved to Italian team 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]

On July 24, 2010, Diawara signed with Enel Brindisi in Italy.[4] For the 2011–12 season, he signed a one-year deal with Pallacanestro Varese.[5] On July 21, 2012, he signed with another Italian team, Umana Reyer Venezia.[6] He left Venezia on July 16, 2013.[7] In September 2013, he signed a one-year deal with BCM Gravelines,[8] however, he parted ways with them on March 10, 2014.[9] On August 21, 2014, he returned to Cimberio Varese for the 2014–15 season.[10]

On September 28, 2015, Diawara signed with the Memphis Grizzlies, returning to the NBA for the first time since 2010.[11] However, he was waived on October 24 after appearing in six preseason games.[12] On November 2, he signed with Limoges for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[13]

On January 16, 2017, Diawara signed with Italian club Juvecaserta Basket for the rest of the 2016–17 Serie A season.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Diawara is the youngest of Bintou and Ansoumane Diawara’s four children, having two sisters (Kankou and Fatoumata) and one brother (Sourakhata). He is fluent in French, Wolof, English, and Italian.[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NBA.com: Yakhouba Diawara Bio Page". NBA.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nuggets sign Yakhouba Diawara". InsideHoops.com. July 26, 2006. Retrieved July 26, 2006. 
  3. ^ "HEAT Sign Yakhouba Diawara". NBA.com. August 7, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Yakhouba Diawara inks with Enel Brindisi". Sportando.com. July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cimberio Varese announces Yakhouba Diawara". Sportando.com. July 25, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Venezia officially signs Diawara". Sportando.com. July 21, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Yakhouba Diawara leaves Reyer Venezia". Sportando.com. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Yakhouba Diawara Signs One-Year Deal With BCM Gravelines Of Eurocup". RealGM.com. September 13, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Yakhouba Diawara leaves Gravelines-Dunkerque". Sportando.com. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Varese announces the return of Yakhouba Diawara". Sportando.com. August 21, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Grizzlies announce 2015 training camp roster". NBA.com. September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies waive four players". NBA.com. October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Limoges CSP announce Yakhouba Diawara". Sportando.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Juvecaserta agreed to terms with Yakhouba Diawara". Sportando.com. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

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