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Axel Toupane
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Born: 07/23/92
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:191 lbs. / 86.6 kg.
Earnings: $1,236,181 ($1,309,191*)

Warriors sign Axel Toupane

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent forward Axel Toupane, the team announced today. Toupane, who was a Golden State 2020 Training Camp invitee, appeared in nine games (nine starts) with the Santa Cruz Warriors last season. The 6’7” forward averaged 17.9 points on 53.8 percent shooting from the field, to go along with 8.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 31.8 minutes per game. He signed a two-way deal with the Milwaukee Bucks on March 13, playing in eight games (one start) for the 2021 NBA Champions, averaging 1.8 points in 7.6 minutes per game. Overall, he owns career NBA averages of 3.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 12.5 minutes over three seasons with the Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee.
In the 2020 draft, nine players from or with at least one parent from Nigeria were selected. Seven players in the Finals had ties to Africa: Mamadi Diakite (Guinea); Abdel Nader (Egypt); Axel Toupane (Senegal); and Deandre Ayton, Jordan Nwora and Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Nigeria). “In a continent that is vastly made up of a young, vibrant, dynamic population, that’s the future,” Fall said. “So to see these young people on the global stage doing big things, I think across borders, whether he’s from Nigeria or Congo or Côte d’Ivoire, everybody is watching the NBA. What they are doing continues to build and add to the narrative and the momentum that’s been shaping up, in terms of basketball development on the continent.”