Limoges CSP announced on Monday the signing of teenage forward Sekou Doumbouya, who is among the top players his age in the game. Doumbouya (2.05 meters, 17 years old) is a product of the famed French national youth academy INSEP and he played the past two seasons for Poitiers Basket 86 in the French second division. He averaged 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals for Poitiers last season. Doumbouya dominated the youth categories; he helped France to the gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship as was named to the all-tournament team. Doumbouya competed with INSEP at the 2016 Adidas Next Generation Tournament Finals in Berlin, where he won the Turkish Airlines Slam Dunk Contest.
"I'm very happy Sekou decided to join us next season," Limoges head coach, Kyle Milling, said. "He is one of the biggest prospect not only in France, but also in Europe and even in the world. Despite his very young age, he already knows the professional environment in which he has been playing for two years in ProB. He comes to Limoges to take another step and show that he can play at a very high level not only in France but also in the EuroCup. He is a versatile player who is very strong physically. He can play several positions and has a big presence on offense. Despite his age, next season, I rely on him being an impact player. He has tremendous physical qualities: running, counterattack and speed."