I like basketball. I watch a lot of basketball. Tony Mitchell, Hamady N'Diaye, Willie Reed .. Those are names I am familiar with. They've been around. So when I see a name pop up on our training camp roster that doesn't ring any bells, I have to start digging. Our boy Cyril is a 6'11, 268.5 lb Nigerian center, who last played for Stade Nabeulien in a Tunisian league. I cannot tell you his numbers or how good he is, but I can tell you AfricaBasket.com gave him 1.5 stars out of 5. If someone WANTS to find out his numbers, a subscription to AfricaBasket.com is 'Just 34 cents per day'.
Things I love:
He has his own youtube account, which you can find here. Of course, you can also follow him on twitter. How do I know these are really his accounts? I don't. The internet is a weird place, but you've got to be a different kind of lunatic to make Cyril Awere parody accounts. I highly recommend checking out his youtube channel. In it you will find a one-on-none workout (which he filmed himself) and what looks like a full game tape of his. At about the 4 minute mark of the game tape, one of the players is injured. Two other players help drag him off the court and they keep playing. Only in Tunisia!
The big kicker is .. he doesn't look that bad? He's really big.
I'm dieing to know how Geoff Petrie, a notably sleepy GM, found a guy like BigCee. Color me intrigued. Training camp opens in 8 days!!