June 20, 2019Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
July 4, 2019Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Detroit Pistons
Sekou Omar Doumbouya was born in 2000 in Conakry, Guinea. Doumbouya moved with his mother and three siblings to Fleury-les-Aubrais, France when he was one year old. He grew up playing soccer and started playing basketball when he was 12. By age 13, Doumbouya was already 6-foot-7. At age 14 and 15, he played parts of two seasons for INSEP, the national sports youth academy in France that produced Tony Parker, Evan Fournier, Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf. Teamed with future New York Knick Frank Ntilikina, Doumbouya helped France win the gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and was the team's leading scorer.College/International Summary
Doumbouya solidified his place on the NBA Draft radar in the 2016 FIBA Under-18 Tournament. He was the youngest forward in the tournament and helped France win the gold medal by averaging 17.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. He scored 31 points in a win over Serbia and was named to the All-Star Five. Doumbouya had been a professional basketball player since he was 15 years old. He played for Poitiers Basket 86 in France for two seasons. In his second campaign, Doumbouya averaged 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds and won the Pro B Best Young Player award. The 6-foot-8 forward then joined Limoges CSP in the top French league. Despite being younger than the competition, he provided 7.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. As an exclamation point, Doumbouya scored 34 points in the regular-season finale. He made himself eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft and was selected at No. 15 overall by Detroit.