Maurice Ndour is returning to Lithuania

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2021-10-15 04:31
Credit: Rokas Lukoševičius
Credit Rokas Lukoševičius

Maurice Ndour is packing up for a European return. Rytas Vilnius officially announced that a 29-year-old big man is joining the team.

Points this season

Points made: 72,0
Accuracy: 38,3%
Place in standings: 24
Record max: 72
Record min: 72
Best scorer: Ivan Buva

BasketNews were the first to report about the deal, and according to sources, Ndour is joining on a short-term deal.

The recent injuries forced Rytas to enter the market. Tanner Leissner suffered a cheekbone fracture which took him off the court for two months. Jarvis Williams is set to miss few more months due to a partial ACL tear.

Ndour would reinforce Rytas frontline for no more than two months, sources say BasketNews.

He is under the contract with Zhejiang Golden Bulls, but he won't play in the CBA league until the second stage of the season. Ndour is expected to rejoin Golden Bulls in December.

Ndour already played for Rytas in season 2020-21. He landed in Vilnius with an open contract. In January, he left for Zhejiang Golden Bulls. He finished the season averaging 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in the CBA.

During his time in Lithuania, Ndour averaged 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game in FIBA Champions League. 

Ndour played for Real Madrid, New York Knicks, UNICS Kazan, and Valencia Basket in the last six years.

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Maurice Ndour

Maurice  Ndour
Position: PF
Age: 30
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Birth place: Senegal