Who is Sekou Doumbouya?
Sekou Oumar Doumbouya is a French professional basketball player who plays for Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A. The forward has been dubbed by many as one of the best international basketball players of his age.
Sekou was born on 23 December 2000 in Conakry, Doumbouya. He got into basketball at the age of 12 through his friend and by the age of 13 had already become a player for the local club named CJF Les Aubrais through the institute called INSEP in Paris that he became a part of.
He was involved in many basketball camps and training, even in those that were above the level according to his age. Yet, this is what gave him the accumulative advantage over the years over his peers.
He later got involved with Centre Fédéral and then his professional career would start when he became a part of Poitiers Basket 86 in 2016 when he was only 15 years old. His past experience helped him to gain playing time although he was one the youngest in the team. Under the guidance of coach Ruddy Nelhomme, he grew tremendously.
He was so clear on his goal of becoming a great basketball player that when he was studying, he tried to model the focus that the great Michael Jordan had with the help of a sports psychologist! Such dedication helped him to eventually sign an extension with the Poitiers.
In mid-2018, Doumbouya decided that he would become a part of Limoges CSP of the Pro A under Kyle Milling. After becoming a French citizen, he made his national team debut at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship being the youngest player there. Eventually, their team would win the gold medal.
He still has to improve in terms of passing and the fundamentals in his game yet his potential at the defense has been full of praise. Many have even compared him to LeBron James saying that he is a monster with a child’s face.” In the upcoming NBA 2019 draft, he has been considered as one of the best international prospects.
Sekou Doumbouya Height and Weight
Doumbouya currently stands to be 6 feet 9 inches or 2.06 m tall. Meanwhile, he weighs 100 kg or 220 pounds.
Sekou Doumbouya Net Worth
Sekou Doumbouya’s net worth is still under review.
He has great versatility in his game which is not very common in the context of today. This has made him a special player because of the adaptability that he is able to introduce in his game. The direction of the game is also heading into such a phase because of which it seems that Doumbouya will be in the mind of many teams in the coming days.
When he was only one year old, he moved to France with his mother and siblings whilst his father served at the military in Guinea. That is why Sekou has so many leadership traits within him as he had to lead his family growing up.
Also, an interesting fact is that he used to play football as a striker but later dropped it because of his huge height.