Pape Sow playing for Raptors
|Born||November 22, 1981|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|College||Chaffey CC (2000–2001)|
Cal State Fullerton (2001–2004)
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall|
|Selected by the Miami Heat|
|2007–2008||Asseco Prokom Gdynia|
|2009||Asseco Prokom Gdynia|
|2011–2012||Mahram Tehran BC|
|2014||Al Ahli Bahrein|
|Career highlights and awards|
Pape Sow (pronounced Pop So) (born November 22, 1981) is a Senegalese former professional basketball player who has played for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and for several European and Asian teams.
Sow is fluent in three different languages, English, French, and his native Wolof. Sow attended college at California State University, Fullerton, in California, United States, where he was named 2nd Team All-Big West Conference in 2002.
Sow was drafted by the Miami Heat in the second round, 47th selection, of the 2004 NBA Draft. The draft rights to Sow were acquired by the Toronto Raptors (along with a 2005 second round pick from the Heat) for the draft rights to center Albert Miralles, the 39th overall pick.
Sow played his NBA rookie season for the Raptors and showed considerable promise with his athleticism and aggressiveness in the paint although only netting 2.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.1 assists per game.
After missing the entire 2005-06 pre-season play with a groin injury and playing one game with Toronto in the regular season, he was assigned to the Arkansas RimRockers of the D-League on November 20, 2005, with whom he wowed fans by posting a 40-point, 14-rebound performance on November 27 in a 112-102 road win against the Fort Worth Flyers. In a 108-101 win against the Austin Toros on December 23, Sow scored an outstanding double-double of 27 points and a D-League season-high 24 rebounds.
On January 18, 2006, Sow was called up to the Raptors by then-general manager Rob Babcock. Initially, head coach Sam Mitchell said in a radio interview that "I have no minutes for Pape Sow. We have no injuries. He's going to practice with us, he's going to be with the team. But I have no minutes for (Sow)." However, due to a shoulder injury to center Rafael Araujo (who also suffered from poor play prior to the injury), Sow was able to get regular playing time.
On the first day of the 2006 Summer League season, Sow broke a vertebra during practice after driving to the hoop and falling to the ground while colliding with a teammate. Sow returned to action on January 22, 2007, playing the final 3 minutes and scoring 3 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
In January 2010, Sow signed a contract with Meridiano Alicante in Spain, but the contract was terminated by mutual consent in December 2010. He then signed a temporary contract with Caja Laboral.
- Armani Jeans land Pape Sow
- Euroleague Transfers Table 2008/2009 Archived 2009-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Sow Assigned to Rimrockers of the NBA D-League
- Pape Sow Assigned to D-League
- Sow, RimRockers Top Flyers
- Sow, RimRockers Top Toros
- TorontoSun.com - Basketball - Sow wowed by response
- Pape Sow quitte Gdynia Archived 2009-12-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- Lucentum Alicante replaces Austin with Sow
- El Meridiano Alicante y Pape Sow rescinden su contrato de mutuo acuerdo ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
- Caja Laboral inks Sow for one month
- Amchit ink former NBA player Pape Sow, Mouttahed still searching
- NBA.com: Pape Sow's bio
- NBA.com: Pape Sow's D-League bio
- Euroleague.net Player Profile
- ACB.com: Pape Sow's bio
- Sow in action as the RimRockers defeated the Austin Toros on December 23 2005
- Sow commented on by the RimRockers teammate Clay Tucker during his interview on January 6 2006
- Sow and Andre Barrett interviewed on April 6 2006
- "Broken neck, intact spirit", Toronto Star