COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT COVIRÁN GRANADA

Mamadou Niang is a center of Senegalese origin who measures 209 centimeters and who turned 27 on January 1. The rojinegro, who will not occupy a foreign place, landed in Spain to join the ranks of Gran Canaria, with which he shone in the lower categories by setting great performances in the Cadet and Junior Championships in Spain.

The player comes from Coosur Real Betis, a club in which he has played the last two seasons in the ACB league. It is precisely in the highest category of national basketball that Niang has developed most of his career, having played 146 games.

His best performance came in the 2019/20 season. Petit Niang contributed 16 points, 8 rebounds and a PIR of 23 in the match between the Verdiblancos against Baxi Manresa. Before arriving in Seville, the rojinegro visited the Iberostar Tenerife shirt for 6 seasons.

There he made his debut in ACB during the 2013/14 campaign. With the Tenerife team, he won the two most important titles of his sports career, as he was proclaimed champion of the Basketbal Champions League and also won the FIBA ??Intercontinental Cup.

In the last season Petit Niang played a total of 14 games, was on the court for just under 13 minutes and averaged 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds. The success rate of the new Coviran Granada player was 67.6% in the two-point shot.

Mamadou Niang will add to Pablo Pin’s squad an imposing physique that will allow him to intimidate and dominate the rebound in defense, as well as a great ability to play direct blocking and a remarkable experience in the ACB league.

Statement from the Coviran Granada coach and sports director, Pablo Pin: “We added two very important things with the incorporation of Niang. On defense he is an intimidator and a player with the ability to make different defenses, as well as aggressive, active and quite mobile. In attack, the direct block situations are played very well. Thinking about the profile of players we have like Lluís, Christian, Thomas or James, we believe that they will be able to play those continuations with him ”.

Via Feb.es