Ouattara Photo Courtesy: Real Betis

Basketballghana.com can confirm Ghana born French International Basketball Player Yakuba Ouattara will wear Jersey Number 24 for the 2020-2021 season.

Despite making the switch from AS Monaco in the French League to Coosur Real Betis in the Spanish Endesa League this offseason, Ouattara maintains his number.

He wore 24 during his time at Monaco but switched to “00”during his brief time at Long Island Nets in the NBA Gatorade League; Long Island is the affiliate team of NBA side Brooklyn Nets.

Photo Courtesy: Coosur Real Betis

The jersey number was officially known during the team’s Media Day when the Shooting Guard took photos in his new strip.

BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 25: Yakuba Ouattara #00 of the Brooklyn Nets poses for a portrait during the 2017-2018 Brooklyn Nets Media Day at the Hospital for Special Surgery Training Center on September 25, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Born in Tepa in Ghana’s Ashanti Region before moving to France, Ouattara has had a strong start to life in Spain after pouring in two double digit scoring performances in two preseason games.

He averaged 11 points and four rebounds in 25 games in the French League with nine points and 3.1 rebounds coming in 16 games in the EuroCup last season.

Ouattara is a projected starter in the backcourt.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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