[60] Doumbouya averaged a team-best 17.8 points, seven rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.2 blocks at the tournament, helping his team win the gold medal. In 2018, Doumbouya moved to the first division by signing with Limoges. [11] In turn, Doumbouya became the first player born in the 2000s to play in the top three French leagues. 11 in the draft to the Suns so they could move up. [39] Doumbouya erupted for a career-high 34 points, with five three-pointers and nine rebounds, on 18 May, in a 106–78 regular season finale win over Levallois Metropolitans. 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[37], Doumbouya returned to action on 9 February, scoring nine points and grabbing five rebounds versus Strasbourg. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Brandon Clarke - Atlanta Hawks: The Pelicans acquired this pick from the Hawks along with the 17th and 35th picks. 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[9], At age 14, Doumbouya moved to the renowned French sports institute INSEP in Paris and joined its affiliated club Centre Fédéral de Basket-ball, a member of the Nationale Masculine 1 (NM1), the amateur third-tier division of French basketball. Need exclusive stories only we can tell? [56][57] In his first game at the tournament, a 53–48 win over Russia, he scored seven points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds. [67][68] Doumbouya also has potential as a shooter, with evaluators often praising his mechanics, and as a playmaker. The Detroit Pistons confirmed Saturday that rookie Sekou Doumbouya is back in France while NBA play is on hold because of the coronavirus crisis. [44][45] In his rookie season, he was the youngest active player in the NBA. Herro was originally selected by the Miami Heat at No. [59] In his third game, he erupted for 31 points, shooting 10-of-11 from the field, to lead France past Serbia, 71–68. "[33] Doumbouya debuted for Limoges on 22 September 2018, recording two points and four rebounds in 11 minutes against Antibes. Veja as últimas notícias, estatísticas, vídeo, melhores momento e mais sobre ala Sekou DoumbouyaDetroit Pistons na ESPN. The three went over the top 14 picks in the 2019 draft and a number of players were bumped from their original positions. 20 and his draft rights were later traded to Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards originally drafted power forward Rui Hachimura of Gonzaga with the ninth pick. [7], 2015–16 Adidas Next Generation Tournament, "Sekou Doumbouya, 16 ans, enflamme l'Euro U18 avec les Bleus", "Qui est Sekou Doumbouya, la nouvelle pépite du basket-ball français? Latest on Detroit Pistons small forward Sekou Doumbouya including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN In the following year, he attended INSEP and played for amateur team Centre Fédéral. [12] In the season, Doumbouya saw regular playing time despite his lack of experience, being coached by Ruddy Nelhomme and playing alongside veterans like Jeff Greer. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. He kind of fell off as the year went along. One of those players was Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya, who Schmitz redrafted six spots higher to the Washington Wizards with the ninth pick. [48] He made his G League debut four days later, scoring 12 points in a 109–94 win over Raptors 905. ", "Sekou Doumbouya: scouting report on the '00 French forward", "Meet Europe's Next Elite NBA Prospect: France's Sekou Doumbouya", "Sekou Doumbouya : « Ils veulent tous savoir la même chose. [66] His physical tools give him great potential in the modern NBA, especially on the defensive end, where he is able to defend four positions. On Monday, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, on his podcast, led a redraft of the 2019 class along with NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz and NBA writer Kevin Pelton. [28] Doumbouya eclipsed that mark on 2 February 2018, in a career-high 26-point effort against UJAP Quimper 29. [17] The process was delayed by months due to "bureaucracy," according to the French national under-18 team, and as a result he was barred from two FIBA competitions. Sekou Doumbouya - Washington Wizards: Rui Hachimura was originally selected. Though the NBA still hasn’t delivered a verdict on what will happen with the remainder of its season, the 2019 rookie class has put up enough numbers to think of the what-ifs. [49], On 23 November 2019, Doumbouya was recalled by the Pistons and made his NBA debut in a 104–90 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. FAQ: When and how will the 2020-21 NBA season begin? [23] In his next game, a defeat to Lille Métropole, Doumbouya scored a season-high 21 points and nine rebounds, shooting 3-of-3 from the three-point line. Kevin Porter Jr. - Minnesota Timberwolves: The Phoenix Suns actually received Cameron Johnson originally. 9 in ESPN 2019 redraft. [22] He scored double figures for the first time on 20 January 2017, in an 81–63 loss to Fos Provence, posting a team-high 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He has tremendous physical qualities: running, counterattack and speed. Recibe noticias, estadísticas, videos, resúmenes y más sobre Detroit Pistons alero Sekou Doumbouya en ESPN. [25] On 29 September, he notched a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds in a 76–71 win over Hermine Nantes at the LNB Pro B Leaders Cup. Subscribe to MLive.com. Here’s how the rest of the redraft went. [34] On 17 October, he scored 11 points, shooting 4-of-6 from the field, in a 102–93 loss to Alba Berlin in the EuroCup. [35] In late December, Doumbouya scored 12 points in three straight games in the EuroCup and Pro A, shooting a combined 14-of-17 from the field. [21] In his first Pro B season game on 14 October 2016, he scored two points in six minutes off the bench against Étoile Charleville-Mézières. [12] On 8 March 2016, he scored a season-high 23 points in a loss to Vendée Challans. Since Detroit selected 15th overall, the three didn’t redraft a player for the Pistons. Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya (45) dribbles up the court in the first quarter of their NBA game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, on Thursday, February 20, 2020. 8 and was originally drafted by the Hawks but went to the Pelicans. 13. [27] On 22 December, he scored a season-best 19 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Saint-Chamond. [31] On 25 June 2018, he signed with Limoges CSP of the Pro A. Coby White - Phoenix Suns: The Timberwolves actually traded Dario Saric and pick No. [14] He was named to the All-Star Five, joined by teammate and tournament most valuable player Frank Ntilikina. They received Dario Saric and the 11th spot in the draft. After one season, he was selected by the Pistons with the fifteenth pick in the 2019 NBA draft. [53] His production declined after the performance, and he scored at least 10 points in one more NBA game for the rest of the season. The league recommended players avoid nonessential travel, but players -- in concert with their team -- could choose to go to another city and stay there. Doumbouya is a member of the youth sections of the French national team. [64][65] He displays fluid athleticism that helps him thrive in transition and finish at the rim. Born in Conakry, Doumbouya grew up in France and began his career with local club CJF Les Aubrais when he was 13. 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International travel could lead to logistical concerns if play resumes and a player faces hurdles returning to the United States. “I’m going to draft Sekou Doumbouya, the youngest player in the draft," Schmitz said. Pistons’ Sekou Doumbouya lands at No. [2][8] By age 13, when Doumbouya stood 2.02 m (6 ft 7 1⁄2 in), he was playing youth basketball with his local club CJF Les Aubrais, the basketball sports section of Collège Condorcet. "[33] Doumbouya debuted for Limoges on 22 September 2018, recording two points and four rebounds in 11 minutes against Antibes. Sekou Oumar Doumbouya (born 23 December 2000) is a French professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Doumbouya was born in Conakry, Guinea. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)Mike Mulholland | MLive.com. Jun 20, 2019 - The Detroit Pistons selected Sekou Doumbouya in Round 1 with Pick 15 in the 2019 NBA Draft. Cam Reddish - Chicago Bulls: Since White was off the table, Reddish moved up in the draft because the Bulls would be in need of a shooter. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. [6] At that age, he was discovered by local basketball coach Benoist Burguet, who helped start his basketball career and later became his trainer. [40][41] In 29 Pro A games, including two playoff contests, he averaged 7.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.