Khalifa Diop changes Gran Canaria for the Euroleague with Baskonia

Baskonia announced this Friday the incorporation of the youngster Khalifa Diopcoming from Gran Canariaalthough he did not reveal how many seasons the agreement is for.

The Barça team continues to shape its squad for the 2023-24 season and underpins its painting with the promising Senegalese center trained in the Canary Islands academy and who will occupy a place in Joan Peñarroya’s team.

At 21 years old and with a height of 2.11 meters, he won the last EuroCup with Gran Canaria and was part of the best young team in the Endesa League in the last two seasons.

He was also awarded the Rising Star award at the EuroCup in the 2021-22 campaign.

The interior signed in EuroCup last year with 8.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 10.6 valuation credits.

He debuted in the 2019-20 season in the ACB, and in the last campaign he achieved 7.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 9.3 PIR credits with the Canarian team.

The club pointed out in a press release that Khalifa Diop is “A player with a promising future ahead who will seek to continue growing in Vitoria”.

Farewell to Giedraitis

Baskonia said goodbye this Friday to the Lithuanian Rokas Giedraitis after three seasons in association and after the forward was not included in the right of first refusal by the club from Vitoria, an indication that both parties could separate their paths, as has been the case. happened. The Baltic played a total of 211 games, 114 in the Endesa League and 97 in the Euroleague, with an average of 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 13.5 PIR credits in this last campaign in the highest competition in European basketball. . In the Endesa League, Rokas had 10.8 points, 5 rebounds and a PIR of 12.4 in the 2022-.23 season. Baskonia thanked the player through a press release “for his work, energy and involvement since his arrival three years ago” and wished him “good luck both personally and professionally”.

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