Ndour playing in 2019
|No. 45 – Dallas Wings|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Born||August 22, 1994|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
|WNBA draft||2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Stars|
|2014||San Antonio Stars|
|2016||San Antonio Stars|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Astou Ndour Barro (born August 22, 1994) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Çukurova Basketbol of the Turkish Women's Basketball League. Born in Senegal, she represents Spain internationally.
Ndour was born in Dakar, Senegal on August 8, 1994. Both of her parents had been basketball players. She was a stand-out basketball player at her school in Dakar. Ndour moved to Las Palmas, Canary Islands where she was adopted by the ex-coach Domingo Díaz and his wife, when she was 14. She continued to play basketball for her school's team in Las Palmas.
Ndour joined the youth system of Gran Canaria in 2009. She also played in the Junior Spanish Championship that year. Ndour became a naturalized Spanish citizen in 2011. She was a part of the Spanish youth team that won the silver medal at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women where she nearly averaged a double-double. As a member of the Spanish Youth National Team, Ndour's teams always won a medal in each tournament she played, including the bronze medal at the Under-18 European Championship for Women.
Ndour started to play with the Spain women's national basketball team on 2014 when she was 20 years old, although she couldn't play the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, since Spain opted to take Sancho Lyttle, and FIBA Regulations establish that only one naturalized player per roster can participate in national teams competitions.
In 2015, she was part of the Spanish roster that won the Bronze medal at the EuroBasket Women 2015 in Hungary and Romania. Ndour was acquired from the San Antonio Stars by the Chicago Sky in exchange for Clarissa Dos Santos in February 2017. In May 2017, Ndour was suspended by the Sky after not reporting to the team.
Ndour played for the San Antonio Stars in the 2014 and 2016 WNBA seasons. She was traded to the Chicago Sky in 2017, and played for that team in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In 2019, she averaged 17.5 minutes and 6.8 points per game in the regular season and 25.5 minutes and 16.5 points in the playoffs as a starter. Ending the season as a restricted free agent, she was re-signed and traded to the Dallas Wings before the 2020 season.
EuroLeague and EuroCup statistics
|2010–11 EuroCup||CB Islas Canarias||5||5.0||1.8||2.2||0.0|
|2011–12 EuroCup||CB Islas Canarias||10||34.4||16.1||10.9||0.2|
|2015–16 EuroLeague||Perfumerías Avenida||14||29.1||11.3||8.1||0.5|
|2016–17 EuroCup||Virtus Eirene Ragusa||10||30.1||14.7||8.0||0.6|
|2017–18 EuroCup||Virtus Eirene Ragusa||9||25.6||14.6||6.1||0.6|
|2018–19 EuroCup||Çukurova Basketbol||12||25.1||15.7||5.9||1.1|
|2019–20 EuroLeague||Dynamo Kursk||4||23.7||8.5||3.8||1.0|
|2019–20 EuroCup||Dynamo Kursk|
Ndour started playing with Spain's youth teams at 16, winning a total of four medals from 2011 to 2014. She made her debut with the senior team in 2014, when she was 20 years old. With the senior team she won the bronze medal in the 2015 Eurobasket and the silver medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship (youth)
- 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship (youth)
- 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship (youth)
- 4th 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship (youth)
- 2014 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship (youth)
- 2015 Eurobasket
- 2016 Summer Olympics
- 2018 World Championship (All-Tournament Team)
- 2019 Eurobasket (All-Tournament Team, MVP)
- "Astou Barro Ndour ya tiene la nacionalidad Española". baloncesto.as.com.
- Kenney, Madeline (2020-02-12). "Sky send Astou Ndour to Wings". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
- Cristóvão, Luís (April 13, 2014). "WNBA draft prospect profile: What would Spain's Astou Ndour offer a WNBA team?". Swish Appeal. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- Sáez-Bravo, Lucas (August 7, 2016). "La hora de Astou: "Yo soy yo"". El Mundo. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- "Ndour: From Senegal To Spanish Stardom". FIBA. July 10, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
- "San Antonio Stars acquire center Clarissa Dos Santos from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Astou Ndour". Hoopfeed. February 27, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
- "WNBA Transactions". wnba.com.
- "Astou N'Dour Röportajı – Çukurova Basketbol". cukurovabasketbol.com. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
- "Astou Ndour WNBA Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
- "Selección Española Absoluta Femenina de Baloncesto". seleccionfemenina.feb.es (in Spanish). Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Astou Ndour". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-12-04.
- Career statistics and player information from WNBA.com or Basketball-Reference.com
- Astou Ndour at FIBA
- Astou Ndour at EurobasketWomen2013.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 2014-05-30)
- Astou Ndour at FIBAeurope.com
- Astou Ndour at Eurobasket.com
- Astou Ndour at the International Olympic Committee
- Astou Ndour at Olympedia
- Astou Barro Ndour Gueye at Comité Olímpico Español (in Spanish)