Bagayoko, 14, becomes the youngest player to debut in the ACB


Bassala Bagayoko, in an action for Fuenlabrada-Real Madrid.

Bassala Bagayoko, in an action for Fuenlabrada-Real Madrid.
EFE

Bassala Bagayoko, Malian pivot of Basketball Fuenlabrada, this Sunday he became the youngest player to play a game in the Endesa League, at his 14 years, 7 months, and 15 days, beating the record of Ricky Rubio, when debuting in this Sunday's duel against el Real Madrid.

Bagayoko surpassed the precocity record set by the current Minnesota Timberwolves point guard, who made his ACB debut in October 2015 with Joventut against Granada, when I was 14 years, 11 months and 24 days old.

The Malian interior debuted in the 7th minute of the first quarter and He debuted with a cap to the Swede Jeff Taylor who was sanctioned with a foul, and scored his first points in the 9th, pounding with a matand an entry to the basket of his compatriot Cheick Diallo.

Bagayoko was summoned by the first team to cover the multiple casualties of the Fuenlabreño team, which does not count due to injury with Osas Ehigiator, Siim Sander Vene, Marc García and Álex Urtasun, and has quarantined for coronavirus Melo Trimble and Chema González.

The precocious player belongs to the Fuenlabrada de Liga EBA, in which he combines positions of center and forward and averages 8.6 points, 8 rebounds and a PIR of 14.6. He arrived at the Fuenlabreño club of Alcalá and the previous season he played the 'Minicopa' of 2019 in the ranks of CB Canarias.

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