25 April 1978 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||162 lb (73 kg)|
|Draft||12th overall, 2002
|Sacramento Monarchs (2002–2006)
Houston Comets (2007–2008)
Sacramento Monarchs (2009)
Minnesota Lynx (2010)
Hamchétou Maïga-Ba (born 25 April 1978 in Bamako) is a Malian professional women's basketball player most recently with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. She is also a member of the Mali women's national basketball team.
At Old Dominion
Maïga was an All-American player her senior year at Old Dominion University, as well as a three time All-Colonial Athletic Association team member. Senior year, she led the team in scoring (13.7 ppg).
WNBA and overseas career
Drafted with the 10th overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft, Maïga did not start a full season for a WNBA squad until the 2007 season. Starting all 34 games for Houston, Maïga averaged 9.1 points per game, along with 4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game. she was # 25
Maïga was the captain of the Mali squad which won the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007. By winning the tournament, Mali qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Maïga was the M.V.P. of the tournament.
- Profile WNBA.com
- Interview concerning off-season in Europe WNBA.com
- Notice of MVP status fiba-africa.com
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