Career: US Rail (Senegal, 2000-01), TV Langer (Germany-2.bundelsiga, 2002-03), Frankfurt SkyLiners (Germany-BBL, 2003-06). Selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft (#44), by the Houston Rockets.
Malick is the Senegalese player of the future. At 16, he was part of the U18 National Team. At 19, he played in the 2003 African Championship in Alexandria, Egypt. He will compete for the first time in a world level competition. Drafted by the Houston Rockets, Badiane is working quietly on developing his game with the Frankfurt Skyliners in Germany with hopes of crossing the Atlantic Ocean to play in the NBA. Last season in the Bundesliga, he was averaging 7.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Malick is often compared to an “African” Kevin Garnett because of his exceptional dribbling abilities for a 2.11 m guy.
Badiane's a good rebounder and shot blocker, but he has to improve his mental toughness and develop a few more offensive moves around the basket if he wants to fulfil his NBA dream.