World: Alba Berlin signs 2.21 meter center Christ Koumadje

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Alba Berlin has signed Jean Marc Christ Koumadje. The 2.21 meter tall center player receives a contract until 2023.

Jean Marc Christ Koumadje posiert im Trainingszentrum seines neuen Arbeitgebers Alba Berlin. © ALBA BERLIN Jean Marc Christ Koumadje poses in the training center of his new employer Alba Berlin.

Christ Koumadje is eligible to play in both the EuroLeague and easyCredit BBL this season. "We've been following Christ's development for a while now. I've seen him live several times since he was in college," said sports director Himar Ojeda. "He fits in very well with our philosophy of developing interesting, promising players to their highest level. He's extraordinary size and character and will fit in well with our team. Christ wants to improve and we look forward to it now to work a lot with him on it. "

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Successful in the G-League

The 24-year-old comes from Chad and was discovered in 2013 at a "Basketball Without Borders" camp in Nigeria. Koumadje then got the opportunity to play high school basketball at the Montverde Academy. He then received offers from several US colleges and decided on Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he was active in the NCAA for four seasons from 2015 to 2019 and reached the Elite Eight with his team in 2018. He played the 2019/20 season with the Sixers farm team Delaware Blue Coats until the Corona was canceled, where he made a name for himself with good performances: Koumadje scored 11.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game named "Defensive Player of the Year" and appointed to the G-League All-Defensive Team. In the current season he first played for Estudiantes Madrid in the ACB, at the end of December he joined Avtodor Saratov in Russia.

"Prove at the highest level"

Now the center in Berlin would like to take the next step: "Alba is a club with a great history and the coaches and the whole staff have a very good reputation. It is a great opportunity for me and me I'm very happy to be in Berlin, "the club quotes the 24-year-old. "I'm looking forward to being able to prove myself at the highest level in the Bundesliga and the EuroLeague. Especially in the EuroLeague, the talent level is extremely high and the league is very exciting and demanding."

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