Naignouma Coulibaly signs with Uni Girona and returns to the Euroleague
Our post player Naignouma Coulibaly has signed with Spar Citylift Uni Girona, current Spanish League Champion and Euroleague competitor.
Coulibaly was the best rebounder (13.4rpg) and the 2nd best player in
efficiency (+17.2) in French League during the 2013-14 season and was also
Hungarian League and Cup Finalist with DVTK Miskolc during the 2014-15 season,
while averaging 12.7 points 13.7 rebounds and +25.8 efficiency per game in FIBA
Mima will travel to
Girona on Sunday morning and will be ready to have her debut, if needed,
against Uni Ferrol. If not, her first game will be in Euroleague against Wisla Krakow on Wednesday.
Naignouma Coulibaly is a post player from Mali who recently has received
French nationality and who has experience in French top division, where she has
been the best rebounder in the 2013-14 season and also in FIBA Cup and in
Naignouma arrived to France as a young player and
played for different clubs (Toulouse, Pleyber Christ, Landes) from 2006 until
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
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 FIBA
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