Tariq Kinte Kirksay (born September 7, 1979) is a French American professional basketball player for Fos Provence Basket of the French LNB Pro A.

Tariq Kirksay
Tariq Kirksay FIATC Joventut 2014.jpg
Kirksay playing for FIATC Joventut, in 2014.
No. 12 – Fos Provence Basket
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1979-09-07) September 7, 1979 (age 40)
Bronx, New York
NationalityFrench / American
Listed height6 ft 6 14 in (1.99 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolRice (New York City, New York)
CollegeIona (1996–2000)
NBA draft2000 / Undrafted
Playing career2000–present
Career history
2000–2001Andino La Rioja
2001Long Island Surf
2001Bravos de Portuguesa
2001Bucaneros de Campeche
2001–2002BC Besançon
2003–2004JL Bourg-en-Bresse
2004–2007SLUC Nancy
2007–2009UNICS Kazan
2011–2012Fabi Shoes Montegranaro
2012–2013Asefa Estudiantes
2013Bucaneros de La Guaira
2013–2015FIATC Joventut
2016Primeiro de Agosto
2018–presentFos Provence Basket
Career highlights and awards

High schoolEdit

Kirksay played basketball at Rice High School, in New York City, New York.


Kirksay played college basketball at Iona College, with the Iona Gaels, from 1996 to 2000. He was a two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) First Team selection, in the years 1999 and 2000.

Professional careerEdit

Kirksay playing with Estudiantes, in 2013.

Kirksay won the Russian Cup with UNICS Kazan in 2009. He was named to the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup's All-EuroCup First Team of the 2010–11 season. In 2017 he signs for the Spanish team Iberostar Tenerife, winning the Basketball Champions League Final Four.

French national teamEdit

Kirksay was a member of the senior men's French national basketball team. With France's senior team, he played at the EuroBasket 2007.

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