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| league = [[Lebanese Basketball League]]

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| team = Sagesse SC

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| nationality = French / Guinean

| nationality = French / Guinean

French basketball player

Alpha Kaba (born 29 January 1996) is a French-Guinean professional basketball player for Sagesse Club in Lebanese Basketball League. He also represents the Guinea national basketball team in international competitions.

He spent the early parts of his career at Romorantin-Lanthenay town where he had grown up.[1] From 2009 to 2011, Kaba played for ADA Blois[2] before joining the youth ranks of Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez. He made his professional debut in the French elite league Pro A on 26 September 2014, tallying two points and four rebounds in nine minutes of play against Entente Orléans 45.[3]
In July 2015, Kaba signed with Serbian club Mega Leks.[4] In his second season with the Mega Leks, Kaba became the Adriatic League’s leading rebounder for the entire 2016-17 season.
On 28 July 2017 Kaba signed a three-year contract with ASVEL Basket.[5]
On 18 September 2019 he signed with Boulazac Basket Dordogne of LNB Pro A.[6] He averaged 8.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Kaba signed with Nanterre 92 on 3 July 2020.[7] On 21 November he was named EuroCup player of the week, after posting 21 points and twelve rebounds in a win against Aquila Basket Trento.[8]
On 28 July 2021, Kaba signed with Gaziantep of the ING Basketbol Süper Ligi.[9] He was named the MVP of the regular season after helping Gaziantep finish in the fourth place, while averaging 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.[10]
On 4 August 2022, Kaba signed for Budućnost VOLI.[11] He inked a deal with the Chinese club Jiangsu Dragons in September 2023.[12]

NBA draft rights[edit]
In 2016, Kaba originally entered his name for the 2016 NBA draft, but ultimately withdrew his name on the day of the international deadline. A year later, he put his name as an international entry for the 2017 NBA draft. On 22 June 2017 Kaba was selected with the final pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.[13] On 8 July 2023, Kaba’s draft rights were acquired by the Houston Rockets.[14]

International career[edit]
In 2014, Kaba played for the French under 18 national team at the Albert-Schweitzer-Tournament in Germany[15] and at the European Championships in Turkey,[16] earning Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention.[17]
He helped the French under 20 national team reach the semifinals of the 2015 European Championships in Italy.[18]
In his senior career, Kaba switched to play for the Guinea national basketball team.

Personal life[edit]
Kaba is of Guinean descent.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

^ “Alpha Kaba a bien grandi”. www.lanouvellerepublique.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

^ “Alpha Kaba n’a pas oublié l’ADA Blois”. www.lanouvellerepublique.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

^ “Pau-Lacq-Orthez / Orléans – 1ère journée – 2014/15 – Résultat match – Pro A – LNB.fr”. www.lnb.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

^ “Deux pépites françaises filent en Serbie”. www.bebasket.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

^ “Asvel inks big man Kaba”. Eurocupbasketball.com. 28 July 2017. Archived from the original on July 28, 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

^ Carchia, Emiliano (September 18, 2019). “Alpha Kaba signs with Boulazac”. Sportando. Retrieved September 18, 2019.

^ Carchia, Emiliano (July 3, 2020). “Nanterre signs Alpha Kaba”. Sportando. Retrieved July 3, 2020.

^ “Alpha Kaba gets MVP of the Week award for EuroCup”. Eurobasket. November 21, 2020. Retrieved November 21, 2020.

^ Terrasi Borghesan, Ennio (July 28, 2021). “Gaziantep announces 1-year deal with Alpha Kaba”. Sportando. Retrieved July 28, 2021.

^ “ING Basketbol Süper Ligi’nde Sezonun En Değerli Oyuncusu Alpha Kaba Ödülünü Aldı”. tbf.org.tr (in Turkish). May 16, 2022. Retrieved May 16, 2022.

^ “MVP turskog šampionata potpisao za Budućnost”. b92.net. Retrieved 4 August 2022.

^ “Alpha Kaba continue sa carrière en Chine”. BeBasket (in French). 2023-09-20. Retrieved 2023-09-20.

^ “Hawks Select John Collins, Tyler Dorsey and Alpha Kaba In 2017 Draft”. NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.

^ “Rockets Acquire Dillon Brooks as Part of Five-Team Trade”. NBA.com. July 8, 2023.

^ “AST 2014 France « Deutscher Basketball Bund”. www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

^ “Alpha Kaba | U18 European Championship Men (2014) | FIBA Europe”. www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

^ “European Championships U18 Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings – eurobasket.com”. www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

^ “Alpha Kaba | U20 Europe Championship Men – Division A”. u20men.fibaeurope.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-09. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

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