The Quarterfinals leg of FIBA AfroBasket is on and now the stakes are high. The games here on are about the direct knockout and the winner of this game proceeds to the Semis. In this game, Senegal is going to take on Angola. This game is going to be played in Kigali, Rwanda. More about SEN vs ANG Dream 11 will be given below.
Senegal has been one of the most unstoppable teams in the tournament and has won three games in a row. Angola had to struggle initially and lost their first two games but came back after winning two in a row. Senegal’s Gorgui Dieng has brought a lot of hustle and muscle on the floor, averaging 17.7 PPG while also rejecting 2 shots per game making him a two-way threat. However, the production is not limited to the frontline, and guard Brancou Badio has shot a terrific 62% from beyond the arc, making the Senegalese men both a perimeter and paint threat while having the second and third-best scorer in terms of PPG namely Badio and Dieng. It is not like Angola has been terrible but they have lacked the ability to finish games at times and for them, Carlos Morias has rained it from beyond the arc while Jilson Bango has shut down the lane for inside scoring and has rounded up a number of rebounders. Senegal has the edge in this match-up in terms of form but Angola has the talent to match up against them as this game may come down to the rebounding edge in the end.
Match Timing: 1 September, @ 06:30 PM
Venue: Kigali Arena
Kigali Arena is the venue of the event, which is in Kigali, Rwanda.
Games: 03| 04
Wins: 03| 02
Defeats: 00| 02
Dream 11 Lineup (Based on recent averages and playing time)
PG: G Goncalves
SG: B Badio(PP), C B Diallo
SF: M Diop
PF: E Mingas, I F Faye
C: G Dieng(SP), J Bango
*stats from the last game*
Dieng embodies all elements of an athletic big as he can use his size to finish inside, but that is not all to his game, he also has decent shooting touch, thus keeping defenders busy at all times. The NBA player also has the ability to rebound at a high clip and send back shots which have helped Senegal to remain undefeated. Dieng has contributed 2 blocks per game along with more than 1 steal per game. Gorgui is a candidate as the Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
Carlos has the green light to shoot in the squad and he has put up 57 shots in four games, out of which 37 have been attempted from beyond the three-point line. He is shooting an impressive 35.1% from beyond the arc and will be difficult to contain for Senegalese defenders.
Brancou Badio has been exceptional for Senegal and is their top scorer as he has averaged a highly impressive 18.3 PPG, 6.3 APG, and 4.3 RPG. The 22-year old has made 9/16 inside the arc while shooting 10/16 from the 3-pt line, indicating the superb touch he has shown so far.
3. Alga Ndiaye
Alga has the same role in Senegal as Carlos Morais for Angola which means that he plays a three-point shooter on offense. He has averaged 7.7 3-pt shot attempts so far and has connected on 3.7 per game which is a hugely impressive number.
Bango is a paint player whose main job is to box out on the rebounding end like a typical big. Jilson provides inside offense and can be a threat on both ends of the floor. Bango has also averaged 2 Blocks per Game.
Ibrahima is a PF who exemplifies the strength of the Senegalese lineup and has been exceptional in terms of shooting from both outside and inside while also pulling down rebounds. He has averaged 12.7 PPG on an impressive 51.7% so far while pulling down 6.7 RPG.
BENCH: Mamadou Faye, Maurice Ndour, Moustapha Diop, Papa Malick Dime, Bouba Toure, Henry Pierria, Ibrahima Faye.
Senegal Squad: Gorgui Dieng, Bamba Diallo, Alga Ndiaye, Mamadou Faye, Ibrahim Faye, Brancou Badio, Maurice Ndour, Moustapha Diop, Papa Malick Dime, Bouba Toure, Youssou Ndoye, Henry Pierria.
PF: Eduardo Mingas
SF: Edson Ndoniema
C: Jilson Bango
SG: Hermenegildo Santos
PG: Childe Dundao
BENCH: Gerson Goncalves, Carlos Morais, Jone Pedro, Leonel Paulo, Teotonio Dò, Abou Gakou, Glofate Buiamba.
Angola squad: Gerson Goncalves, Childe Dundao, Carlos Morais, Jone Pedro, Jilson Bango, Leonel Paulo, Teotonio Dò, Abou Gakou, Edson Ndoniema, Eduardo Mingas, Hermenegildo Santos, Glofate Buiamba.
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