Photo Courtesy: Real Betis can confirm Ghanaian born French International Guard Yakuba Ouattara has resigned with AS Monaco Basketball Club.

The veteran defensive Guard was heavily linked with a move away from the club to reigning French Champions ASVEL; Ouattara played a starring role in Monaco’s run to the League Final where the team lost 2-3 in the five game series and missed out on winning the title.

Ouattara Photo Courtesy: Euroleague

In 43 French Pro A games, the 6 foot 3 inch Guard averaged seven points and 2.9 rebounds per game while averaging 4.1 points and 1.9 rebounds across in the Euroleague where Monaco reached the quarterfinals.

The contract extension comes in his 10th year since turning pro; he originally signed a two year deal with Monaco in 2018. He played a year in the Spanish Endesa League with Coosur Real Betis before returning to Monaco.

Ouattara in action against Panathinaikos Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

Ouattara was born in Tepa in Ghana’s Ashanti Region and has played for France at various levels including the senior team during qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before missing out on the final squad list.

The 30 year old is a two time French Pro A All Star and two time French League Cup Winner.

Yakuba Ouattara (born in Tepa in Ghana’s Ashanti Region) in action for France Photo Courtesy: L’Equipe

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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