Bazoumana Koné

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Basketball player
Bazoumana Koné
Player information
Nickname Bazou
birthday 13th December 1993 (age 26)
place of birth Hamburg , Germany
size 190 cm
position Point Guard /
Shooting Guard
Clubs as active
2010-2011 GermanyGermany Phantoms Braunschweig ( NBBL )
2011-2014 GermanyGermany Polar bears Bremerhaven
2014-2016 GermanyGermany Hamburg Towers
2016-2017 GermanyGermany MHP giant Ludwigsburg
2017 GermanyGermany Casting 46ers
2017-2019 GermanyGermany Basketball Löwen Braunschweig
2019 United StatesUnited States Oklahoma City Blue
since 2020 GermanyGermany Basketball Löwen Braunschweig

Bazoumana Koné (born December 13, 1993 in Hamburg-Langenhorn ) is a German basketball player of Ivorian descent. In his youth, Koné played for the youth teams of the first division clubs Braunschweig and Bremerhaven. He is under contract with the Bundesliga club Basketball Löwen Braunschweig .


As a child, Koné first played for Bramfelder SV and then from 2010 for the Junior Phantoms in Braunschweig in the youth basketball league (NBBL) together with his childhood friend Dennis Schröder, who was practically the same age . The junior team of the men's first division, which among other things belonged to Schröder, Daniel Theis , another later German men's national player , lost the semi-finals in the 2011 NBBL Top Four against TSV Tröster Breitengüßbach , the offspring of German champions Brose Baskets .

Koné then moved to Bremerhaven , where his former youth coach Hamed Attarbashi had become the new junior coach at the first division Eisbären a year earlier . Under Attarbashi, the Eisbären junior team and Koné made it into the final of the NBBL 2012, in which they were defeated by the former NBBL runner-up from Breitengüßbach.

In the following two seasons Koné was in the professional squad of the polar bears , with seven appearances in the Bundesliga 2012/13 under head coach Douglas Spradley and 18 appearances in the Bundesliga 2013/14 under coach Calvin Oldham with an average playing time of a good five minutes per game. In both seasons, the polar bears missed the play-offs for the German championship.

Hamed Attarbashi , who had assisted Calvin Oldham with the first division team as an assistant coach in the preseason, switched to the ProA 2014/15 as head coach of the newly founded Hamburg Towers , which had received a license for the second division. As one of the first commitments of the new team, Koné was brought back to Hamburg. In his two years at the Towers, Koné was a top performer and led the team in the 2015/16 season in the categories points per game (14.5), basket assists per game (4.1) and ball wins per game (1.7) .

In July 2016 he was signed by the Bundesliga club MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg , where he was used in 13 games this season and scored an average of 3.3 points. In January 2017, he moved to league competitor Gießen 46ers .

For the 2017/18 season , Koné moved back to Braunschweig and joined the Basketball Löwen . He came to 31 BBL missions, in which he stood on the floor for an average of 19 minutes and contributed 7.5 points and 2.8 assists. In 2018, his contract in Braunschweig was extended by one year and he scored 5.3 points per game in the 2018/19 season , but was only used 18 times due to injury. In 2019 he left the lions.

In the fall of 2019, he took part in the 2019 NBA G-League draft , where he was selected by Oklahoma City Blue . Koné was removed from the squad before the start of the season, then brought back at the end of November 2019. He was on the field in three games for the team and averaged 4.7 points per encounter before he was canceled with a toe injury and was removed from the squad again on December 8, 2019. In the summer break of 2020 he was signed up again by Bundesliga club Basketball Löwen Braunschweig, where his friend Dennis Schröder had become the sole owner.

National team

In 2016, Koné was appointed to the A2 national team for the first time by national coach Henrik Rödl .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b playmaker with matchstick legs. Hamburger Abendblatt , November 15, 2014, accessed on January 23, 2015 .
  2. Jörg Bähre: NBBL TOP4 2012: Güßbach's title luck in the fifth attempt. Junior Basketball League , 2012, archived from the original on January 18, 2015 ; accessed on January 23, 2015 (match report; Koné is listed here as Bazoumana Edge).
  3. Player Statistics - Bazoumana Kone. Basketball Bundesliga , archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; accessed on January 23, 2015 (profile on statistics pages).
  4. Hamburg Towers sign Kone and Murillo. 2. Basketball Bundesliga , July 15, 2014, accessed on January 23, 2015 (Medien-Info Hamburg Towers).
  5. 2. Basketball Bundesliga | Squad. In: Retrieved July 14, 2016 .
  6. MHP RIESEN sign Bazoumana Koné | MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg. In: Archived from the original on July 14, 2016 ; accessed on July 14, 2016 .
  7. GIESSEN 46ers | GIESSEN 46ers react to scrubbing injury - Bazoumana Koné comes from the MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg - GIESSEN 46ers. Retrieved January 23, 2017 .
  8. Basketball Braunschweig: Lions sign defensive guard Bazoumana Koné. Retrieved August 18, 2020 .
  9. Christoph Matthies: Bazoumana Koné also remains a lion. May 11, 2018, accessed on August 30, 2019 (German).
  10. Basketball Braunschweig: Further decisions: Sengfelder, Koné & Kovacevic leave Löwen. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .
  11. 2019 NBA G League Draft: Eligible Player Pool. Retrieved October 26, 2019 (American English).
  12. 2019 NBA G League Draft Board. Retrieved October 27, 2019 (American English).
  13. Oklahoma City Finalizes 19-20 roster. Retrieved December 15, 2019 (American English).
  14. Bazoumana Kone: Latches on with Oklahoma City. Retrieved December 15, 2019 .
  15. Bazoumana Kone. In: Retrieved December 15, 2019 .
  16. a b Kone a lion again. In: Basketball Bundesliga. Retrieved August 18, 2020 .
  17. OKLAHOMA CITY BLUE ACQUIRES COURTNEY ALEXANDER II. Retrieved December 15, 2019 (American English).
  18. Rödl nominates A2 for summer program. In: German Basketball Association, accessed on July 14, 2016 .