Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Diarra moved to Cholet after leaving Maroussi

Cholet Basket is pleased to announce the signing for a season Mamoutou Diarra (30 years - 2m00).

A new player for the backcourt of Cholet, that is approaching the first games for the Championship of France and the Euroleague. This new signing is possible through increased partnership and subscription revenue.

The French swingman has played for INSEP between 1997 and 1999 and then joined Bondy ProB.
In 2000/2001, Mamoutou agrees with Paris SG (ProA) where he stayed five seasons (10.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals average in 22 games in 2004/2005 ) and where he will play the FIBA Europe Cup three years away.

In August 2005 he signed to Chalon sur Saône , where he made two full seasons as a major player on the team (10.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 34 games to average in 2006 / 2007). He was selected for the All-Star Game French in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

In 2007/2008, Mamoutou crosses the Mediterranean and discover the Greek league with PAOK Thessaloniki. After a successful first season (11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists average in 25 games), he will leave the club during its second season in January 2009 due to financial problems with the club.

Last season, after a stint in the club DeMarcus Nelson Air Avellino in Italy, he joined the Chorale Roanne (7.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists average in 9 games).  He made the last pre-season with the Greek club Maroussi who could not keep him for financial reasons.

Mamoutou was selected in France A Team with which he was a bronze medalist at the European Championships in Belgrade in 2005. He also participated in the World Championship in Japan in 2006.

He should be present in the Friday's game against Pau-Orthez, subject to qualification by the LNB.

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