Naignouma Coulibaly had a great game against Ekaterimburg
Naignouma Coulibaly had a great performance with 18 points,
12 rebouds and +29 of efficiency in the historical game played yesterday in
Fontajau between Uni Girona and UMMC Ekaterimburg finalized with a win for the
russian team (71-76)
Uni Girona fought against the russian champions, tying the
game with four minutes to go (68-68) against a roster that includes some of the
world's top players like Diana Taurasi, Sancho Lyttle, Brittney Griner and
Sandrine Gruda, that ended up with a close win for the russian team.
The Mali post player has only played in Girona
for one month, but already excites the fans with her hard work on defence, tenacity
for rebounds, and aggressiveness in offense.
Mima didn't falter against the world's best
centres, once again showing her class, finishing with great statistics and her
The transition process for the centre has been
quick, as she has adapted well and is already in the starting line-up for Uni
Girona, leader of the Spanish league and a tough opponent in Euroleague.
Naignouma arrived to France as a young player
and played for different clubs (Toulouse, Pleyber Christ, Landes) from 2006
In the 2011-12 season and after averaging 12.8
points and 12.8 rebounds at Pleyber Christ (2010-11), Naignouma signed with USO
Mondeville, averaging 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in French League and
8.7 points and 10.2 rebounds in 25 minutes per game in FIBA Cup.
In the 2012-13 season, Naignouma Coulibaly stayed in USO Mondeville averaging 10.2
points and 9.4 rebounds in 22 minutes per game in French League and 8.1 points
and 7.3 rebounds with 11.3 efficiency in 21 minutes per game in Euroleague.
Naignouma shines in Euroleague with 21 points
and 21 efficiency in 25 minutes against CCC Polkowice, 12 points and 17
efficiency in the win against USK Praha and
9 points 18 rebounds and 27 efficiency against Galatasaray and 8 points
14 rebounds and 24 efficiency in the return game against Galatasaray.
In the 2013-14 season, Naignouma signed with
Arras, averaging 12.1 points 13.4 rebounds and 17.2 efficiency per game in
French top division, being by far the best rebounder in the championship (4
rebounds per game more than the next player) and the second best player in the
whole league in efficiency.
Among her best games, 28 points 17 rebounds and
42 efficiency against her former team Mondeville, 20 points 16 rebounds and 27
efficiency against Angers or 17 points 25 rebounds and 29 efficiency against
Naignouma Coulibaly has played for Mali NT
during all these years, averaging double double on a constant basis in World
and African Championships.
In the 2014-15 season, Naignouma Coulibaly
signed in Hungary with DVTK Miskolc, averaging 12.7 points 13.7 rebounds and
+25.8 efficiency per game in FIBA Cup and 12.7 points 10.3 rebounds and +19.9
efficiency in 26 minutes per game in Hungarian League with 63% from the filed.
Miskolc reached the final of the Hungarian Cup
and Coulibaly was the competition MVP and also the best rebounder in the whole
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