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League  LNB Pro A Euroleague
Name  Yakhouba Diawara
Career start  2000
Nationality  French
Role  Basketball player
Salary  1.015 million USD (2015)
Listed height  6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Height  2.01 m
Current team  Limoges CSP
Listed weight  225 lb (102 kg)
Weight  102 kg

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Position  Small forward / Shooting guard
Born  August 29, 1982 (age 33) Paris, France (1982-08-29)
High school  Tremblay-en-France (Paris, France)
Education  Pepperdine University, College of Southern Idaho

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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


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Early career

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.

Professional career

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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. He signed with the Miami Heat on August 7, 2008.

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

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

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

Personal life

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.


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