Basketball Coruña SAD announces the incorporation of pivot Atoumane Diagné (215cm, 1998) to the Leyma squad for the 2021-22 season. The player joins after a blank year due to an injury before starting last season and subsequently the COVID restrictions that made it difficult for him to leave his country with the season already started.
Atoumane Diagné is a Senegalese player (Dakar, Senegal, 1998), who from a very young age attracted the interest of scouts due to his physical conditions that brought him to our country, and for what he occupies as a Training Player for the purposes of the Competition. At cadet age and after arriving in Spain at the hands of CB Unleco (Tenerife), he was captured by FC Barcelona where he began to burn stages until he reached professional basketball. In 2013/2014 he won the Spanish cadet championship with Barcelona. The following year, at just 16 years old he made his debut in Leb Plata, and at 17 years old he alternated the Barcelona junior team, with which he would be proclaimed champion of Spain Junior, with the Leb Oro team. The following 3 seasons (2016/17 to 2018 / 19), is already a member of Barcelona’s Leb Oro team, where year after year he improves his performance and makes his debut in ACB at only 18 years old. His last season with Barcelona at Leb Oro, he played 34 games averaging 6.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 21.1 minutes of play. In the 2019/20 season, he joined CSP Limoges, from the French first division, on loan, where he played 26 games (19 in the league and 7 in Eurocap) until the stoppage caused by Covid, averaging 3.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 10 minutes of play. After leaving Barcelona at the end of that season, an injury prevents him from signing a contract in the 2020/21 season and after recovering in his country, the impact of COVID in winter makes it difficult for him to leave his country to join a team.
Diagné is a player with great projection and with experience in professional basketball despite his youth, who stands out for his imposing physique with his 2.15m height and his great wingspan. These physical conditions are used in the defensive zone to seize many rebounds and become great in the zone, in which his good speed of movement allows him to reach the penetrations to the basket of his rivals to close the rim and block his shots. In attack, in addition to capturing many rebounds thanks to his height and size, he is also a good Pick & Roll player, with a good game in the low post and a great finisher near the rim and finishing many of his plays in mate. D