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Mamadi Diakite
Position: F
Born: 01/21/97
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:224 lbs. / 101.6 kg.
Salary: $1,517,981
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.”

Mamadi Diakite signs multi-year deal with Bucks

Simply, Mamadi Diakite wanted a shot. Undrafted out of the University of Virginia, the 6-foot, 9-inch forward with an NCAA championship ring hoped to get a chance just to play in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks gave him that with a two-way contract. Four months later, Diakite has taken full advantage of the opportunity and the club will convert that deal into a multi-year contract.
NBA G League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Paul Reed of the Delaware Blue Coats headlines the 2020-21 All-NBA G League Teams, which were announced today along with the All-Defensive Team and the All-Rookie Team. Reed is joined on the All-NBA G League First Team by Oklahoma City Blue center Moses Brown, Lakeland Magic forward Mamadi Diakite, Westchester Knicks guard Jared Harper and Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard Kevin Porter Jr.