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Phoenix Suns’ Center and Power Forward Cheick Diallo keeps reassuring fans with his upswings in performance since he made his debut.

On 23rd July 2019, Cheick Diallo joined Phoenix Suns from New Orleans Pelicans to continue playing in the NBA for his fourth season. The Malian professional basketball player had an incredible career throughout his high school which gave him an early opportunity to play in the NBA.

In 2015, Cheick Diallo represented his college men’s basketball team (Kansas Jayhawks) scoring 81 points and 68 rebounds in 27 games.

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In the same year, he was named as part of the first-team Parade All-American players and received other honours such as the MVP for the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic which were all based on the incredible performance he put up.

The following year he made his NBA debut with New Orleans Pelicans after he was the 33rd pick in the second round of the NBA Draft that year.

After 3 seasons, he decided to move to Phoenix Suns. Amazingly, among his three seasons, his best average point per game was 6.0 in 64 games. He has played 44 games this season with Phoenix Suns and has averaged 4.8 points per game.

Will he be able to break his season-high point per game ratio when the NBA resumes?

An exciting adventure so far for Adut Bulgak playing basketball in 5 major leagues across 3 continents; North America, Europe, and Asia.

Kenyan Adut Bulgak was born in South Sudan but moved to Canada where she started a sports career. In her high school years, she did not only play basketball but was involved in volleyball and track events. She finally settled with basketball in college (Trinity Valley Community College and Florida State University) from 2012 – 2016.

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Female Athlete of the week, SPORTS24GHANA.COM

In 2015, she represented Canada in the World University Games held in South Korea. With an average of 15.5 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game in 6 games, her Canadian side was able to place 2nd in the competition.

This gave her the opportunity to be drafted in the WNBA the next year where she was the 12th pick for New York Liberty in the 1st round of the WNBA draft 2016.

She also featured in Spanish Basketball League, South Korean Basketball League, Russian Basketball League, and the Israeli Regular League where she was 4 times Israeli league player of the week and won the Israeli regular league season this year.

The Israeli Regular League looks like the perfect league for Adut Bulgak as she has averaged 17 points per game and 11.7 rebounds per game this season and has also recorded her highest number of assists in a game (7).

Source: Jacob Ashong-Mettle

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