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Bakary Konaté
Bakary  Konaté

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bamako, Mali

High School:
Sunrise Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 235

Position:
Center


12/19/2014

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Gophers extend winning streak to six

02/28/2016

Minnesota vs. Illinois

Feb. 28, 2016

01/30/2016

Minnesota vs. No. 19 Indiana

Jan. 30, 2016

11/19/2015

11.19.15 Basketball vs Temple at Puerto Rico Tip Off

11.19.15 Basketball vs Temple at Puerto Rico Tip Off

11/15/2015

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Game 2 Men's Gopher Basketball

11/13/2015

Minnesota 76, UMKC 58

Joey King hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points and Minnesota pulled away from Missouri-Kansas City in the second half for a 76-58 victory

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2015-16 | Sophomore Season:
Appeared in every game, with 26 coming as a starter • Averaged 5.1 rebounds and 4.8 points per game, the former ranking second on the team • also added 31 blocks, second among the Gophers, 12 assists and six steals • led the team in field goal percentage (.505) • swatted three blocks and added two points, two rebounds and a steal vs. UMKC (11/13) • scored six points with two rebounds and a block vs. ULM (11/15) • posted nine points, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Temple (11/19) • recorded eight points, five rebounds and an assist vs. Missouri State (11/20) • grabbed three rebounds and scored a basket vs. Texas Tech (11/22) • posted first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, adding three blocks and two assists vs. Omaha (11/27) • registered career-high four blocks and added four points and two rebounds vs. South Dakota (12/5) • tallied 10 rebounds, four points, three blocks and a steal vs. SDSU (12/8) • grabbed career high 11 rebounds and added three points, one steal, one block and an assist vs. Milwaukee (12/23) • scored six points, six rebounds, two blocks and a steal vs. Michigan State (1/2) • posted four points, two rebounds, a block and a steal at Penn State (1/5) • recorded four points, three rebounds, two steals and a block vs. Northwestern (1/9) • scored eight points, seven rebounds and a steal vs. Purdue (1/27) • scored eight points, seven rebounds and one block at Indiana (1/30) • recorded seven rebounds, six points and one block at Northwestern (2/4) • grabbed nine rebounds and added five points and a block at Iowa (2/14) • recorded career-high 14 rebounds and added five points against Wisconsin (3/2) • posted double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points at Rutgers (3/5) • scored eight points, seven rebounds and two assists against Illinois (3/9 - BTT).


2014-15 | Freshman Season:
Appeared in 25 games in a reserve role • was third among teammates in field goal shooting (.543) and fourth in blocks (10) • made collegiate debut against Louisville, scoring two points and a rebound (11/14) • Recorded two rebounds and a block vs. Western Kentucky (11/18) • scored six points, four steals, three rebounds and one block vs. Franklin Pierce (11/20) • contributed two points, a rebound, one steal and a block vs. North Dakota (12/8) • scored six points, six rebounds, and one steal vs. Southern (12/10) • posted season highs of nine points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Seattle (12/19) • scored four points, three rebounds, one block and an assist vs. Furman (12/22) • recorded two rebounds, one block and a steal vs. UNCW (12/27) • scored two points, one rebound and an assist vs. Rutgers (1/17) • posted seven rebounds, two points and one block at Nebraska (1/20) • recorded three points, two rebounds and a steal vs. Illinois (1/24) • grabbed four rebounds and scored two points at Wisconsin (2/21) • posted four rebounds, two points, two assists, one block and a steal in win at Michigan State (2/26) • scored seven points, four rebounds, one block and a steal vs. Wisconsin (3/5) • scored four points with two rebounds vs. Rutgers (3/11 - BTT).

High School:
A graduate of IES La Vega de San Jose in Grand Canary Island, Spain • spent one year at Sunrise Basketball Academy but did not compete in any games • was a four-year high school starter, averaging nine rebounds, 7.5 points and one block per game • played in the Adidas Nations Basketball Tournament in Chicago as part of Team Mali • competed internationally at 15 years old for Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria in Spain • named MVP of the U-16 Spanish Clubs Championships at the 2009 Nike International Junior Tournament in Berlin.

Personal:
Son of Seydou and Oumou Konaté • born Dec. 15, 1993 • is one of 14 siblings • has three brothers who played college basketball in the United States: Ibrahim (Boston University), Lassana (LeMoyne-Owen) and Fousseini(LeMoyne-Owen) • hobbies include watching movies and dancing • plans to major in business management.

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