American basketball team Brooklyn Nets sign Ghanaian youngster from Tepa

Brooklyn Nets have sealed a two-year deal with Ghanaian basketball player Yakubu Quatara.

Ouatara (6’3”, 185) spent last season in the French league playing for AS Monaco Basketball team. He featured in 32 games and averaged 11.8 points on 51.4 percent (147-of-286) shooting from the floor, including a 40.0 percent (40-of-100) clip from beyond the arc, while pulling down 3.3 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per contest.

He is a native of Tepa in the Ahafo Ano district  in the Ashanti region of Ghana, but has been playing French national team because of the unavailability of a Ghanaian national team.

Ouatara, 25 has been a professional since 2012 ansd have had stints with Elan Chalon (2012-14) in the French LNB Pro A league before joining AS Monaco Basket for the past two seasons (2015-17).

The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Barclays Center.


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