Cameroonian Christian Koloko was replaced by the Toronto Raptors in 33rd place, Senegalese Khalifa Diop by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 39th and Congolese Yannick Nzosa in 54th, on June 23, 2022 in Brooklyn, during the recording (Draft) of the American Football League. Hui (NBA). It was a Draft where Italian-American Paolo Banchero was first selected by the Orlando Magic.
Three new African players will soon join the ranks of the best basketball league in the world, the North American League (NBA). They were Cameroonian Christian Koloko, 22, born in Douala; Senegalese Khalifa Diop, 20; and Congolese Yannick Nzosa, 18, from Kinshasa.
All three were taken during the annual training camp for the best young baseball players, the Draft. A group, set this June 23, 2022 in Brooklyn, saw Paolo Banchero will be the first American-Americanby the Orlando Magic.
Koloko, Diop and Nzosa waited for the second round of the film (each of the 30 NBA teams has the right to get two, in principle), which does not guarantee them a permanent deal. as well as selected rookies. in the first round.
Christian Koloko with another Cameroonian, Pascal Siakam
Christian Koloko final landing with the Toronto Raptors, after negotiation. The most African tour from the Canadian franchise in his role includes the famous Cameroonian Pascal Siakam and the promised Nigerian Precious Achiuwa, and his manager is Nigerian Masai Ujiri.
So Khalifa Diop could leave his Spanish club Gran Canaria for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In one case, he became the first Senegalese citizen to be drafted from Gorgui Dieng in 2013.
Last but not least, Yannick Nzosa, who also plays for Spain, on the Unicaja Malaga side, is a fan of this 2022 Draft. Will the Washington Wizards give this youngster some real time?
Finally, it should be noted that five African players have been established this year: Franco-Senegalese Ousmane Dieng (11th, New York Knicks), American-Nigerians Ochai Agbaji (14th, Cleveland Cavaliers ) and Mark Williams (15th., Charlotte Hornets), and French Guinean and Malian Moussa Diabaté (43rd, Los Angeles Clippers) and Franco-Ivorian Ismaël Kamagaté (46th, Detroit Pistons).