The Montreal Alliance hired Quebec fullback Mambi Diawara on Thursday for the remainder of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (LECB) season.
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The 6ft 4in athlete played the 2021-2022 campaign with Al Hilla in the Iraq league. Previously, he played in the LECB with the Edmonton Stingers (2020) and the Saskatchewan Rattlers (2021). The Montrealer had also won the league championship when he played in Alberta. Diawara averaged 6.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 19 minutes per game in two seasons in the league. He also made 41% of his shots and 82% of his free throws while playing with Edmonton. In the university ranks, he wore the Calgary Dinos uniform from 2016 to 2019.
The Alliance will host the Newfoundland Growlers on Friday and Sunday. The club have suffered 11 losses in 15 outings so far.