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Toronto Raptors sign Sagaba Konate

MARTINSBURG – The Toronto Raptors Tuesday announced the signing of three individuals to its roster including former West Virginia center Sagaba Konate.

The team announced its additions and, per team policy, financial terms of his deal were not disclosed.


In April, after not suiting up for the Mountaineers in December, Konate announced his decision to enter the NBA draft.

“Every kid who plays basketball growing up has a dream of playing in the NBA,” coach Bob Huggins said in a press release after the announcement. “We wish Sags nothing but the best as he chases that dream.”

Konate, 6-foot-8, 250 pounds, was limited to eight games with West Virginia last season due to the right knee injury. He was named to the Raptors Summer League team but did not play due to the injury.

The junior from Bamako, Mali native played in eight games in 2018-19, averaging 13.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Against Pitt on Dec. 8, Konate set the WVU career record for blocked shots with 191.

He recorded 16 points and seven blocks Dec. 8 vs. Pittsburgh and passed D’or Fischer (190) as the Mountaineers’ all-time leader in career blocks.

As a sophomore, Konate was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team and Big 12 All-Defensive Team.

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Shanna Rose
Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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