Credit: USA Today Sports – Scanpix
Credit USA Today Sports – Scanpix

Euroleague club AS Monaco officially announced the signing of American forward Alpha Diallo for the upcoming season. Diallo spent the past season with the Greek team Lavrio, where he helped the team to reach the Finals for the first time in the club's history.

Alpha Diallo

Alpha  Diallo
Team: Monaco Basket
Position: SF, PF
Age: 24
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 95 kg
Birth place: New York, United States of America

Diallo originally signed a multi-year deal with Panathinaikos in July but then the club decided to let him go because he wasn't a part of new head coach Dimitris Priftis' plans. 

Diallo averaged 12.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal per game last season with Lavrio. He quickly became one of the surprises of the league. Born in New York, Diallo is a Providence alum but went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. 

"For me playing in EuroLeague it's a big step forward in my career," Diallo said to AS Monaco's official website. "I have a lot to learn from coach Mitrovic and from the other players that have already experienced in the competition. I'll bring my energy and enthusiasm to help the team to achieve its goals. Monaco is growing fast and has really high ambitions. I can't wait to play in front of the fans." 

Current roster

AS Monaco

Position Player Status
PG Leo Westermann (story) Signed until 2022
PG Paris Lee (story) Signed until 2022
PG Marcos Knight (story) Signed until 2022
PG Rudy Demahis-Ballou (story) Signed until 2022
SG Yakuba Ouattara Signed until 2022
SG Danilo Andjusic (story) Signed until 2022
SG Rob Gray (story) Signed until 2023
SF Armel Traore (story) Long-term contract
SF Alpha Diallo (story) Signed until 2022
PF Jerry Boutsiele Signed until 2022
PF/C Donatas Motiejunas (story) Signed until 2022
PF/C Ibrahima Fall-Faye (story) Signed until 2022
PF/C Donta Hall (story) Signed until 2022
Coach Zvezdan Mitrovic
Expired contract Matthias Lessort, Dee Bost (not coming back), Jaleel O'Brien, Damien Inglis, Darrall Willis, Willfried Yeguete, Yohan Choupas, Khadeen Carrington (not coming back), Abdoulaye N'Doye, Rudy Demahis, 
Rumored to leave  

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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