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Mouhammad Faye (born September 14, 1985) is a Senegalese professional basketball player for Crvena zvezda of the ABA League.

Mouhammad Faye
Mouhammad Faye portrait.jpg
Faye playing with Georgia Tech in 2006
No. 11 – Crvena zvezda mts
PositionPower forward
LeagueABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
Personal information
Born (1985-09-14) September 14, 1985 (age 34)
Dakar, Senegal
NationalitySenegalese
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSEED Academy (Dakar, Senegal)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (2006–2008)
SMU (2008–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2002–2004Jeanne d'Arc Dakar
2004–2005US Rail
2010–2011Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011–2012Hyères-Toulon
2012–2013Ikaros Kallitheas
2013–2014Panelefsiniakos
2014–2015Rethymno
2015–2016Varese
2016–2017Promitheas Patras
2017Sagesse
2017–2018Promitheas Patras
2018–presentCrvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

Early life and high school careerEdit

Faye was born to Demba and Mame Youmane Niang Faye.[1] He is the youngest of five children; his oldest brother, Assane Faye, played basketball at the University of New Hampshire.[1] Faye attended SEED Academy in Dakar, Senegal. In 2002, he was a member of the Senegalese under-18 national basketball team, and in 2004 he was a member of the under-20 national team.[1]

College careerEdit

Due to a delay in the translation of his transcripts, Faye sat out his first season and was cleared to begin practice with the team in the fall 2006 semester.[1] He started his career as a redshirt freshman in the 2006–07 season, but his initial playing status was in question due to a wrist injury that he sustained in a pickup game over the summer.[2] Faye became a starter when his teammate Lewis Clinch was suspended for the remainder of the 2006–07 season on January 5, 2007.[3] Faye was sidelined again on February 5, 2007 after struggling with flu-like symptoms, which coach Paul Hewitt speculated may have been caused by mononucleosis.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Faye played for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League in 2010.[5] He later signed with the NBA D-League club Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

After one year in the NBA D-League, he signed with Hyeres-Toulon of the LNB Pro B averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds per game.

For the 2012–13 season, he joined Ikaros Kallitheas of the Greek Basket League,[6] The next year, he joined Panelefsiniakos and for the 2014–15 season he played for Rethymno.[7]

On August 13, 2015, Faye joined Pallacanestro Varese.[8] He left the team before the end of the season, as he was found positive for doping. He was also suspended for six months from basketball.[9] On July 17, 2016, Faye signed with the Greek team Promitheas Patras.[10] On April 24, 2017, Faye signed with the Lebanese team Sagesse.[11]

On August 4, 2018, he moved to Serbia and signed for Crvena zvezda for the 2018–19 season.[12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Player Bio: Mouhammad Faye". RamblinWreck.com. Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  2. ^ "Wrist Injury Sidelines Mouhammad Faye". theacc.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  3. ^ Van Brimmer, Adam (2007-01-05). "Tech's Clinch suspended for rest of season". Retrieved 2007-09-16.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Tech's Faye 'doubtful' for Tuesday's game". ajc.com. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-02-14.[dead link]
  5. ^ RidiculousUpside.com NBA Summer League Rosters – Vegas.
  6. ^ "Ikaros signs Mouhammad Faye". 21 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Mouhammad Faye is the new player of Rethymno". 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Mouhammad Faye officially signs with Varese". 18 August 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Mouhammad Faye suspended six months for doping". Sportando.com. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Promitheas land Mouhammad Faye, Zisis Sarikopoulos and Nikos Gikas". 17 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Mouhammad Faye inks with Sagesse". 24 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Mouhammad Faye new Crvena zvezda mts power forward". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Mohamed Faye je novi krilni centar Crvene zvezde mts". kkcrvenazvezda.rs. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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