Yacine Diop to Play for Senegal in FIBA AfroBasket

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first_imgIt marks the second straight summer that she will compete internationally as she played for Senegal in last year’s FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. She helped lead the Senegalese team to a 70-69 win over Latvia with 13 points and seven rebounds.Diop is entering her second year with the Cardinals after suffering a season-ending knee injury just four games into last season. She averaged 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in the first three games, while recording a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener at Western Kentucky.She came to Louisville as a graduate transfer from Pittsburgh, where she started 93 games and ranks 18th all-time in scoring with 1,093 points.Senegal is considered one of the front runners in the tournament as they seek to regain the African crown they lost to Nigeria two years ago in Mali.They will compete in Group A and face the Ivory Coast on Aug. 10 and Egypt on Aug. 13.For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Senegal Basketball Federation announced that University of Louisville women’s basketball senior forward Yacine Diop has been named to Senegal’s 12-player roster for this year’s FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.The 12-nation tournament will take place in Diop’s home city, the Senegalese capital of Dakar, from August 10-18.last_img

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