Ulm has added size and power to its frontcourt by inking power forward Sagaba Konate to a two-year deal, the club announced on Friday. Konate (2.03 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste, where he averaged 8.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 29 Italian League games last season. He started his professional career with the Raptors 905 of the G League, and he also played for Casademont Zaragoza of Spain and PAOK Thessaloniki of Greece before joining Trieste. Konate, who is set to make his 7DAYS EuroCup debut this season, is also a member of Mali's national team.
Ulm signs power forward Konate
"Big men have to do a lot in basketball: run the court from baseline to baseline, set screens, block shots, rebound and then, of course, score points themselves. Sagaba has impressive qualities for all of that," said Ulm sports director Thorsten Leibenath. "On the other hand, he is still young and his best basketball years are yet to come. However, he has already proven that he can put his stamp on games."