Amath M’Baye pens a one-year contract with CSKA

2023-06-30T10:24:48+00:00 2023-06-30T10:24:48+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

30/Jun/23 10:24

Completing the move to CSKA, Amath M’Baye sets up the next challenge of his career

By Eurohoops Team/

Following Turkey and Italy, Amath M’Baye sets his sights on Russia and the VTB United League.

M’Baye, 33, signed a one-year contract to join CSKA, the team announced Friday. The two sides were indeed nearing a deal, Eurohoops reported earlier this week.

“I am excited to be a part of such a legendary organization, and discover a new league,” mentioned the French forward, per the announcement of the Moscow outfit, “Looking forward to getting to work!”

Per the press release: “The red-blue rookie is a typical example of an athlete who blossomed late. Perhaps because he did not immediately lean towards basketball, at first he was seriously interested in surfing in the homeland of his parents, in Senegal. After graduating from college in the United States, he began his professional career in Japan and showed up in front of the top European teams only at the age of 27, when he ended up in the Brindisi, in Italy. Since then, M’Baye has played for Olimpia and Virtus in Italy, Karsiyaka and Efes in Turkey, participated in the EuroLeague and the FIBA Champions League, helped the National Team win bronze at the 2019 World Cup and silver at 2022 EuroBasket.

The past season was one of the best in the forward’s career. He joined Efes, at that moment the reigning EuroLeague champion, and earned a position in the starting lineup. He played in 33 EuroLeague games, averaging 7.0 points (52.5% two-pointers, 51.7% three-pointers, 85% free throws) and 2.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes. In 25 games of the Turkish championship he averaged 12.1 points (59.1% two-pointers, 37.1% three-pointers, 89.9% free throws), 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 31.0 minutes, he also had a significant contribution to the difficult path of the Istanbul team to the title of Turkish champion.”

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