Sekou Doumbouya

Basketball Player Profile

Sekou Doumbouya

Date of birth:Dec 23, 2000

Height: 2m05 / 6-9

Position: SF

Nationality: French,Guinean

Draft: round 1, pick 15 (2019)

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2020-2021 Regular Season

Sekou Doumbouya averages in NBA

  • Pts

    5.0

  • Reb

    2.6

  • Ast

    0.8

  • Eff

    4.7

Sekou Doumbouya is a basketball player born on December 23, 2000, in Conarky (Guinea). His height is six foot nine (2m05 / 6-9). He is a small forward who most recently played for Detroit Pistons in NBA.

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Sekou Doumbouya through the years

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Sekou Doumbouya Career Bests: Points

Sekou Doumbouya scores a career high 34 points (2019)

On May 18, 2019, Sekou Doumbouya set his career high in points in a Jeep Elite game. That day he scored 34 points in Limoges's home win against Levallois, 106-78. He also had 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. He shot 8/11 from two, 5/7 from three, shooting at 72.2% from the field. He also shot 3/4 from the free-throw line.

Sekou Doumbouya Career Bests: Rebounds

Sekou Doumbouya grabs a career high 13 rebounds (2019)

On December 01, 2019, Sekou Doumbouya set his career high in rebounds in a G-League game. That day he grabbed 13 rebounds in Walker's home win against Frisco, 98-93. He also had 8 points, 1 assist, 1 steal and and 1 block.

Sekou Doumbouya Career Bests: Assists

Sekou Doumbouya gives a career high 4 assists (2017)

On September 22, 2017, Sekou Doumbouya tied his career high in assists in a France - Pro B Leaders Cup game. That day he dished 4 assists in Poitiers's road win against Quimper, 82-94. He also had 16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals.

Sekou Doumbouya Career Bests: Steals

Sekou Doumbouya has a career high 5 steals (2015)

On November 21, 2015, Sekou Doumbouya set his career high in steals in a France - NM 1 game. That day he reached 5 steals in 's road loss against Bordeaux, 89-63. He also had 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Sekou Doumbouya Career Bests: Blocks

Sekou Doumbouya blocks a career high 3 shots (2019)

On April 28, 2019, Sekou Doumbouya tied his career high in blocks in a Jeep Elite game. That day he went for 3 blocks in Limoges's home loss against Lyon-Villeurbanne, 74-85. He also had 11 points, 5 rebounds.

Sekou Doumbouya Career Bests: Efficiency

Sekou Doumbouya records a career high 37 efficiency rating (2019)

On May 18, 2019, Sekou Doumbouya set his career high in efficiency in a Jeep Elite game. That day he accomplished 37 efficiency in Limoges's home win against Levallois, 106-78. He also had 34 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist.

Basketball career

Sekou Doumbouya's career

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2020-2021 season

With Detroit

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, playing 55 games with the Detroit Pistons, during the 2020-2021 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 20 points in 33 minutes against the Charlotte Hornets on May 05, 2021. He grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds in 13 minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 24, 2020. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 22 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 25, 2021.

He scored in double figures 10 times in 55 games. He had 20 points or more 1 time.

2019-2020 season

With Walker

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 17.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, playing 16 games with the Grand Rapids Drive, during the 2019-2020 G-League regular-season. He set his season-high with 30 points in 30 minutes against the Maine Red Claws on March 07, 2020. He grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds in 35 minutes against the Texas Legends on December 01, 2019. He dished a season-high 3 assists in 31 minutes against the Maine Red Claws on December 15, 2019.

He scored in double figures 14 times in 16 games. He had 20 points or more 6 times. He had 30 points or more 1 time.

2019-2020 season

With Detroit

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game, playing 38 games with the Detroit Pistons, during the 2019-2020 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 24 points in 27 minutes against the Boston Celtics on January 16, 2020. He grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in 27 minutes against the LA Clippers on January 03, 2020. He dished a season-high 3 assists in 33 minutes against the Milwaukee Bucks on February 21, 2020.

He scored in double figures 8 times in 38 games. He had 20 points or more 1 time. He recorded 2 double-doubles.

2018-2019 season

With Limoges

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, playing 28 games with Limoges CSP, during the 2018-2019 Jeep Elite regular-season. He set his season-high with 34 points in 29 minutes against Boulogne-Levallois on May 18, 2019. He grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds in 29 minutes against Boulogne-Levallois on May 18, 2019. He dished a season-high 3 assists in 28 minutes against BCM on March 29, 2019.

He scored in double figures 8 times in 28 games. He had 20 points or more 1 time. He had 30 points or more 1 time.

2017-2018 season

With Poitiers

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 8.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, playing 28 games with Poitiers, during the 2017-2018 France - Pro B regular-season. He set his season-high with 26 points in 30 minutes against UJAP Quimper on February 02, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in 24 minutes against Nantes on September 29, 2017. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 25 minutes against UJAP Quimper on September 22, 2017.

He scored in double figures 9 times in 28 games. He had 20 points or more 1 time.

2016-2017 season

With Poitiers

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 6.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, playing 31 games with Poitiers, during the 2016-2017 France - Pro B regular-season. He set his season-high with 21 points in 34 minutes against Lille on January 24, 2017. He grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds in 34 minutes against Lille on January 24, 2017. He dished a season-high 3 assists in 30 minutes against Denain on May 19, 2017.

He scored in double figures 9 times in 31 games. He had 20 points or more 1 time.

2016-2017 season

With Centre Fédéral

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game, playing 3 games with Centre Fédéral, during the 2016-2017 France - NM 1 regular-season. He set his season-high with 9 points in 17 minutes against Saint-Vallier on November 26, 2016. He grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds in 17 minutes against Saint-Vallier on November 26, 2016. He dished a season-high 1 assists in 15 minutes against Etoile Angers Basket on October 22, 2016.

2015-2016 season

With Centre Fédéral

Sekou Doumbouya averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, playing 29 games with Centre Fédéral, during the 2015-2016 France - NM 1 regular-season. He set his season-high with 23 points in 34 minutes against Vendee Challans on March 08, 2016. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 15 minutes against Avignon - Le Pontet on December 08, 2015. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 32 minutes against Rueil AC on February 27, 2016.

He scored in double figures 15 times in 29 games. He had 20 points or more 3 times.

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Basketball Bio

Sekou Doumbouya's Basketball Journey

« Around 10 or 11 years old I was more or less fat. I was about 70 kg (154lbs) on a 5'6" (1m70) frame. My mom got me into sports. I had been playing soccer since I was 9, at Fleury-les-Aubrais. At 12, Benoist Burguet, a basketball coach, saw me. I was taller than the other kids, so he offered me to come and play his sport. I tried it, and the rest is history... ». This is how basketball Sekou Doumbouya's basketball journey started, and how narrated it to Le Parisien in a November 2018 article.

Doumbouya was born in Conarky (Guinea) and was raised there until the age of 9, before settling in Orleans (France) in 2009 with his mother and three sisters. His father, stayed in Guinea working in the military.

From Conarky to Orleans

When he started playing basketball, he knew the Air Jordan. « Yes, I knew the shoes. Then I saw videos and understood it came from a basketball player ! Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose caught my attention. Basketball became an obsession » (L'Equipe, March 17, 2018 edition).

He first met his soon-to-be first coach while getting out of a swimming class. « He had a baby face, but I thought he was 2 years older ! Being 6'2", at 12... I called his mother right away, and he started practicing with us » Burguet told L'Equipe. « He was impressive, running smoothly, being ambidextrous... ». Burguet remembers Doumbouya's first game. The coach had a plan for the game, and Sekou executed it. His teammates did not. At half-time, the newcomer made his voice heard in the locker room, asking the other players to follow the coach's orders. « I wanted the guys to respect our coach. I felt like I owed it to him to make sure they listened to him » Sekou told RMC Sport.

In Tony Parker's and Evan Fournier's footsteps

A couple of years later, Doumbouya was recruited by INSEP. The National Institute for Sport and Physical Education gathers the best talents in France in a unique working environment near Paris. This is where Tony Parker, Boris Diaw or Evan Fournier refined their talents. He was one year younger than his new teammates, playing against adults in French NM1 (Division 3). At only 15, Sekou averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals playing only 22 minutes per game.

That season he was granted French citizenship. It allowed him to go and play at the next level, the following year, in Poitiers, a team known for developing young players. Kevin Seraphin and Evan Fournier both played there. In French Pro B (Division 2), he played 17 minutes on average in 31 games in 2016-2017 and 23 minutes per contest the following season. Brilliant at times, Doumbouya also had tough games for PB86. « Keep in mind that at 17 he is playing against adults. And sometimes he dominates... » said coach Ruddy Nelhomme, also an assistant coach for the French national team.

All U18 European Team

During his first season in Poitiers, Doumbouya was selected to play in the Under 18 European Championship. At only 16 years old, he was his team's second-best player behind competition MVP Frank Ntilikina. He averaged 17.8 points and 7 rebounds per game and had his best outing against Serbia scoring 31 points on 10/11 shooting from the field. Both Ntilikina and Doumbouya were named in the tournament all-star team alongside Tadas Sedekerskis, Davide Moretti and Isaiah Hartenstein.

Playing Eurocup basketball with Limoges CSP

For his last season in France before the 2019 Draft, Doumbouya chose a new challenge. Going to Limoges, one of the countries' most storied team. Playing in Jeep Elite (Division 1) in an environment with great pressure from both the team and the fans.

Playing in both the French league and in Eurocup (Euroleague's second division) managed to gain some playing time bringing energy to the court, while staying in the coach's system. Playing nearly 17 minutes per game and averaging 6 points per contest, Doumbouya was one of the top prospects in the two competitions.

Sekou Doumbouya declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft

On April 20, 2019, ESPN's Draft Expert Jonathan Givony announced that Sekou Doumbouya had declared for the 2019 NBA Draft. Doumbouya is represented by agent Bouna N'Diaye of Comsport. At 18, Doumbouya will be the youngest player in the 2019 NBA Draft. Doumbouya heads to the Draft with confidence, after having strong performances in his last 8 games. This good streak came after being out for six weeks following an injury to the hand. After announcing his eligibility, the french forward and his team, Limoges CSP, now focus on securing a playoff spot in the last 7 games of the regular season. Limoges is tied at 7th place on April 20. Trying to stay in the top 8 in order to make it to the playoffs.

Sekou Doumbouya sets career-high in final regular-season game in France

Sekou Doumbouya set his new career-high in points scored (34) on his last regular season game in France with Limoges on May 18, 2019. In a win against Levallois (106-78), the french phenom scored 34 points (5/7 from three) and grabbed 9 rebounds in only 29 minutes. An incredible performance for a 18-year-old player facing seasoned veterans.

Sekou Doumbouya selected 15th by the Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons selected Sekou Doumbouya in the 2019 NBA Draft and will directly play in the next NBA season 2019-2020. It may be a perfect fit for Sekou who could shine at the forward position alongside Blake Griffin.

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Boxscore glossary

Basketball stats abbreviations

  • MIN: Minutes played
  • 2M-2A: Two-points field goal maid, attempted
  • 3M-3A: Three-points field goal maid, attempted
  • FG%: Field goal percentage
  • 1M-1A: Free throws made, attempted
  • 1%: Free throw percentage
  • Or: Offensive rebounds
  • Dr: Defensive rebounds
  • Reb: Total rebounds
  • Ast: Assists
  • Stl: Steals
  • Blk: Blocks
  • Fo: Personal fouls
  • Pts: Points scored
  • Eff: Efficiency