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Mamoutou Diarra (born May 21, 1980) is a French professional basketball player who last played for Olympique Antibes. He can play at both the shooting guard and small forward positions.

Mamoutou Diarra
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1980-05-21) May 21, 1980 (age 39)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
CollegeINSEP (1997–1999)
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–present
Career history
1999–2000AS Bondy 93
2000–2005Paris Racing Basket
2005–2007Élan Chalon
2007–2009PAOK
2009Air Avellino
2010Chorale Roanne
2010–2011Cholet Basket
2011–2013JSF Nanterre
2014Orléans Loiret Basket
2014–2016Olympique Antibes

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Professional careerEdit

Diarra began his professional career with AS Bondy 93 of the French Second Division in 1999. He then moved to the French First Division club Paris Racing Basket, where he played from 2000 to 2005. He then moved to Chalon, where he played from 2005 to 2007.

He played with the Greek League club PAOK from 2007 to 2009. He then joined the Italian League club Air Avellino, before moving to the French League club Chorale Roanne. In 2010, he moved to the Greek League club Maroussi.,[1][2] but due to the economic problems of the Greek club he returned to French Pro A signing a one-year contract with Cholet.[3] In March 2014, he signed with Orléans Loiret Basket.[4]

In June 2014, he signed with Olympique Antibes of the LNB Pro B.[5] After two seasons, he left Antibes.[6]

National team careerEdit

As a member of the senior men's French national basketball team, Diarra won the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2005, and he also played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Personal lifeEdit

Diarra is the brother of the rapper Oxmo Puccino.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Euroleague.net - Maroussi nabs Diarra at forward.
  2. ^ Basketnet.gr - Μαρουσιώτης ο Ντιαρά! ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Archived 2010-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Cholet signs Mamotou Diarra to a one-year contract Archived 2010-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Orleans add Diarra to their roster". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Le Parrain" choisit les Sharks ! Archived 2014-07-26 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Mamoutou Diarra leaves Antibes Sharks

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