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Astou Ndour Barro (born August 22, 1994) is a Spanish-Senegalese[1] professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA[2] and Çukurova Basketbol of the Turkish Women's Basketball League.

Astou Ndour
Astou Ndour 45 Çukurova BK TWBL 20181229 (2).jpg
No. 45 – Çukurova Basketbol
PositionCenter
LeagueTKBL
Personal information
Born (1994-08-22) August 22, 1994 (age 24)
Dakar, Senegal
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
WNBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Stars
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2014Gran Canaria
2014San Antonio Stars
2014–2015Fenerbahçe
2015–2016Perfumerías Avenida
2016San Antonio Stars
2016–2018Passalacqua Ragusa
2018–presentChicago Sky
2018-presentÇukurova Basketbol
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

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Early lifeEdit

Ndour was born in Dakar, Senegal on August 8, 1994. Both of her parents had been basketball players. She was a stand-out basketball player at her school in Dakar. Ndour moved to Las Palmas, Canary Islands where she was adopted by the ex-coach Domingo Díaz and his wife, when she was 14. She continued to play basketball for her school's team in Las Palmas.[3][4]

CareerEdit

Ndour joined the youth system of Gran Canaria in 2009. She also played in the Junior Spanish Championship that year. Ndour became a naturalized Spanish citizen in 2011. She was a part of the Spanish youth team that won the silver medal at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women where she nearly averaged a double-double.[3][5] As a member of the Spanish Youth National Team, Ndour's teams always won a medal in each tournament she played, including the bronze medal at the Under-18 European Championship for Women.[5]

Ndour started to play with the Spain women's national basketball team on 2014 when she was 20 years old, although she couldn't play the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, since Spain opted to take Sancho Lyttle, and FIBA Regulations establish that only one naturalized player per roster can participate in national teams competitions.

In 2015, she was part of the Spanish roster that won the Bronze medal at the EuroBasket Women 2015 in Hungary and Romania. Ndour was acquired from the San Antonio Stars by the Chicago Sky in exchange for Clarissa Dos Santos in February 2017.[2] In May 2017, Ndour was suspended by the Sky after not reporting to the team.[6]

In 2018 she signed for Turkish team Çukurova Basketbol.[7]

EuroLeague and EuroCup statisticsEdit

Season Team GP MPP PPP RPP APP
2010–11 EuroCup   CB Islas Canarias 5 5.0 1.8 2.2 0.0
2011–12 EuroCup   CB Islas Canarias 10 34.4 16.1 10.9 0.2
2014–15 EuroLeague   Fenerbahçe 14 18.4 9.6 5.7 0.2
2015–16 EuroLeague   Perfumerías Avenida 14 29.1 11.3 8.1 0.5
2016–17 EuroCup   Virtus Eirene Ragusa 10 30.1 14.7 8.0 0.6
2017–18 EuroCup   Virtus Eirene Ragusa 9 25.6 14.6 6.1 0.6
2018–19 EuroCup   Çukurova Basketbol 12 25.1 15.7 5.9 1.1

National teamEdit

Ndour started playing with Spain's youth teams at 16, winning a total of four medals from 2011 to 2014. She made her debut with the senior team in 2014, when she was 20 years old.[8][9] With the senior team she won the bronze medal in the 2015 Eurobasket and the silver medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Astou Barro Ndour ya tiene la nacionalidad Española
  2. ^ a b "San Antonio Stars acquire center Clarissa Dos Santos from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Astou Ndour". Hoopfeed. February 27, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Cristóvão, Luís (April 13, 2014). "WNBA draft prospect profile: What would Spain's Astou Ndour offer a WNBA team?". Swish Appeal. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Sáez-Bravo, Lucas (August 7, 2016). "La hora de Astou: "Yo soy yo"". El Mundo. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Ndour: From Senegal To Spanish Stardom". FIBA. July 10, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  6. ^ WNBA Transactions
  7. ^ "Astou N'Dour Röportajı – Çukurova Basketbol". cukurovabasketbol.com. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  8. ^ "Selección Española Absoluta Femenina de Baloncesto". seleccionfemenina.feb.es (in Spanish). Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  9. ^ http://archive.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa/p/q/Astou%20NDOUR/pid/88675/_//players.html

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