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Full Name: Malick Badiane
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 230 (104.3 kg)
Birthdate: January 1, 1984 (Senegal)
Team: Langen (Germany)

Selected in the second round (44th overall) by the Houston Rockets

Langen (Germany)
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0.

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: A native of Senegal, he played there for the US Rail team until moving to Langen, a Bundesliga II (second division) team in Germany, in April 2002. Langen is a farm team for the Opel Skyliners, a team in Germanyís top division (Bundesliga I). He has been a member of Senegalís Junior National Team and is poised to join the Senior National Team as it attempts to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games.

(2002-03): In his first season in Germany, averaged 11.7 points and 8.9 rebounds as a 19-year-old. In one of his top games, posted team-highs of 27 points and 15 rebounds vs. Ansbach. Once again led the team in points and rebounds with 27 points and 14 rebounds vs. Troster Breitengubach. In a 106-105 overtime loss to Ansbach, scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while adding three blocked shots in 39 minutes of play. Tallied 20 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and three blocked shots vs. KuSG Leimen. Scored 16 points (on 8-for-12 shooting) and added nine rebounds vs. Ratiopharm Ulm. Although the league does not publish a total of blocked shots for the season, a review of most box scores suggests he is averaging about two blocks per game.

Strengths: Was among the leading rebounders in Gremanyís second division despite playing only 23.4 minutes per game. Has long arms to snatch rebounds away from his body and has shown great timing on blocked shots. Scouting reports praise his work ethic and desire to improve his overall game.

Personal: According to an interview conducted by, he said his favorite NBA player is Kevin Garnett, but his favorite team is the Dallas Mavericks.