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Angolan Jilson Bango among the most talented young athletes recognized by FIBA

The Angolan Jilson Bango is among the most outstanding of FIBA, being part of a list of the five talented youngsters that most 'came out' in the third qualifying window for the 2023 Basketball World Cup, which took place this month, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.


Jilson Bango is the oldest athlete on the list. At 23 years old and 2.08 meters tall, the Angolan has an average of 10.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, two assists and 14.7 efficiency in 20 minutes on the court per match.

According to Angop, the list includes, in addition to the national winger, the names of athletes Thierry Serge Darlan (Central African Republic), Mareng Gatkuoth (South Sudan), Jean-Jacques Boissy (Senegal) and Arthur Kaluma (Uganda).

The youngest on the list is Thierry Serge Darlan, 18 years old. In 24.3 minutes per game, the Central African Republic athlete averaged 12.7 points, six rebounds and an efficiency of 11.3.

Arthur Kaluma is 20 years old and has an average of 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and an efficiency of 18.5, writes Angop.

Jean-Jacques Boissy, 22, is averaging 12 points, five rebounds and four assists while Mareng Gatkuoth, 22, is averaging 7.7 points.

For the fourth qualifying window of the competition, these young talents should also be highlighted, writes Angop.

In the competition, Angola (which belongs to group E) will play against Uganda on the 26th of the next month and the following day with the Cape Verdean counterpart.

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