Alain Digbeu

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Alain Digbeu
Personal information
Born (1975-11-13) November 13, 1975 (age 46)
Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1993–2011
Position Small forward
Career history
1993–1999 ASVEL Villeurbanne
1999–2002 FC Barcelona Bàsquet
2002–2003 Real Madrid Baloncesto
2003–2004 Joventut Badalona
2004–2005 Pallacanestro Varese
2005–2006 Lucentum Alicante
2006–2007 Fortitudo Bologna
2007–2008 Lucentum Alicante
2008–2009 Kavala
2009 Pau-Orthez
2009–2011 Strasbourg IG

Alain Digbeu (born November 13, 1975) is a French former professional basketball player. He was drafted by the NBA pro club the Atlanta Hawks with the 49th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. He is 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) in height and 220 lb (100 kg) in weight. He can play at both the shooting guard and small forward positions.

Professional career

At the pro club level, Digbeu played in the French League with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne from 1993-99. With ASVEL he won the French Cup in the years 1996 and 1997. He was also the French League Rising Star Award in 1994 and 1995, a L'Équipe French League French Player's MVP in 1998, and a 3 time French League All-Star (1997, 1998, 1999) with ASVEL. He played in the Spanish League with FC Barcelona from 1999–2002 and he won the Spanish League championship and the Spanish Cup championship with Barcelona in the year 2001.

Digbeu has also played with the Spanish club Real Madrid in the 2002-03 season, with the Spanish club Joventut Badalona in the 2003-04 season, and with the Spanish Club CB Lucentum Alicante in the 2005-06 season. He also played in the Italian League with Casti Group Varese in the 2004-05 season and with Climamio Bologna in the 2006-07 season. Digbeu returned to the Spanish team CB Lucentum Alicante for the 2007-08 season.[1]

He signed with the Greek League club Kavala-Panorama for the 2008-09 season.

French national team

Digbeu played for the senior men's French national basketball team at the EuroBasket 1999, the EuroBasket 2001, and the EuroBasket 2003.

Personal life

He is married to Turkish businesswoman Burcu Özcan since 2011. He lives in Istanbul.


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