Player Profile & Statistics
Mamoutou Diarra
Mamoutou DIARRA (France)
DOB: 5/21/1980
Place of birth: Paris (France)
Height: 200cm/6'7"
Weight: 95kg/209lbs
Position: Forward
Main statistics
Points per game 4
Rebounds per game 1.2
Assists per game 0.3
 Player Profile
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Career: INSEP (France-3rd Div., 1997-99), Bondy (France-Pro B, 1999-2000), Paris BR (France-Pro A, 2000-05), Elan Chalon (France-Pro A, 2005-06).

The second scoring force behind Tony Parker while at INSEP - the famous French Institute of Sports where most of the most talented French youngsters work on their game before turning professional - Mamoutou has developed a bit slower than some other players from his generation. But after leaving Paris for the first time last year, he blossomed at Chalon under coach Greg Beugnot.

Very athletic, Diarra has found a reliable three point shot the past two years. National Team coach Claude Bergeaud loves his unselfish attitude and his defence. And Bergeaud also knows that he needs shooters to prevent teams from using zone defences too often. Diarra's brother, Oxmo Puccino, is a famous rap singer in France.

 Competition   PPG   RPG   APG 
 EuroCup 2008  6.4  3.6   2 
 FIBA World Championship 2006  4  1.2   0.3 
 EuroBasket 2005  3.7  1.4   1.1 
 FIBA Europe League Men 2005  8.1  3.8   2 
 FIBA Europe League 2004  10.7  4.2   0.5 
 Korac Cup 2002  6.5  3.5   1.7 
 Saporta Cup 2001  5.8  2.2   0.9 
 European Championship for Junior Men 1998  10.2  8.2   0.7