Credit: Zuma press – Scanpix
Credit Zuma press – Scanpix

The 11-year partnership between Baskonia Vitoria and Ilimane Diop came to an end. The team officially announced the news regarding the big man who was the team's captain as well.

Ilimane Diop

Ilimane  Diop
Ilimane  Diop
MIN: 6.72
PTS: 1.33 (41.3%)
REB: 1.33
As: 0.3
ST: 0.15
BL: 0.26
TO: 0.93
GM: 27

Diop, originally from Senegal, came to Baskonia at the age of 16. Last year, the 26-year-old center signed a new contract with Baskonia until 2023, but his role in Dusko Ivanovic's schemes has greatly diminished. Last season Diop was averaging only 6 minutes of playtime in the EuroLeague and registered 1.3 RPG and 0.3 BPG.

In the Spanish ACB championship, Diop's numbers were only slightly better: 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10 minutes of floor time.

Veteran player has won the ACB title in 2020. His best statistical season in the EuroLeague came in 2017 when he averaged 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest.

Chema de Lucas of Sportando recently reported that Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas had offered Diop a two-year contract.

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