Kaba in 2015
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born||January 29, 1996|
|Nationality||French / Guinean|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||226 lb (103 kg)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|2014–2015||Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez|
|Career highlights and awards|
He spent the early parts of his career at Romorantin-Lanthenay town where he had grown up. From 2009 to 2011, Kaba played for ADA Blois before joining the youth ranks of Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez. He made his professional debut in the French elite league Pro A on September 26, 2014, tallying two points and four rebounds in nine minutes of play against Entente Orléans 45.
In July 2015, Kaba signed with Serbian club Mega Leks. In his second season with the Mega Leks, Kaba became the Adriatic League's leading rebounder for the entire 2016-17 season. In 2016, Kaba originally entered his name for the 2016 NBA draft, but ultimately withdrew his name on the day of the international deadline. A year later, he put his name as an international entry for the 2017 NBA draft. On June 22, 2017, Kaba was selected with the final pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.
In 2014, Kaba played for the French under 18 national team at the Albert-Schweitzer-Tournament in Germany and at the European Championships in Turkey, earning Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention.
He helped the French under 20 national team reach the semifinals of the 2015 European Championships in Italy.
Alpha Kaba is of Guinean descent.
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