American basketball team Brooklyn Nets sign Ghanaian youngster from Tepa

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

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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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