M'Baye with Olimpia Milano in 2017
|No. 24 – Pınar Karşıyaka|
|League||Basketbol Süper Ligi |
FIBA Europe Cup
|Born||December 14, 1989|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Stoneridge Prep|
(Simi Valley, California)
|NBA draft||2013 / Undrafted|
|2013–2016||Nagoya Diamond Dolphins|
|2016–2017||New Basket Brindisi|
|Career highlights and awards|
Amadou-Amath M'Baye (born December 14, 1989) is a French professional basketball player for Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball Super League. Standing at 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in), he plays at the power forward position.
In the first two years as an NCAA men's basketball player, Amath M'Baye was in Wyoming. He averaged 12 points and 5.7 rebounds in 31 games. For that reason he received the individual award "All-MWC Honorable Mention". He later transferred to the Oklahoma Sooners where he played in the 2012–13 season (after sitting out one year, per NCAA transfer rules), having an average of 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He was in the third-best quintet of the "All-Big12" and later in the best quintet of the "Big12 All-rookie".
M'Baye started his professional career in Japan with the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins for three seasons, from 2013 to 2016. During these three years, he averaged 20.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists. During the 2014–15 season, he won the MVP award at the Japan All-Star Game and he was in the best quintet of the local league.
Honours and titles
- "Ranking the 10 Cockiest Players in College Basketball". bleacherreport.com. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "M'Baye runs riot in NBL All-Star Game". jaoantimes.co.jp. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "AMATH M'BAYE QUITTE LE JAPON POUR BRINDISI" [Amath M'Baye to leave Japan for Brindisi]. bebasket.fr (in French). 29 June 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "Amath M'baye: seguivo Brindisi da un po' di tempo. Sono entusiasta di giocare in Serie A" [Amath M'Baye: I was following Brindisi for a long time. I'm excited to play in Serie A]. Sportando.com (in Italian). 8 August 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "Pinar Karsiyaka signs Amath M'Baye". Sportando. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
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