Ismaila Diagne Makes History as Youngest Player in Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Basketball Classic

by | Oct 3, 2023 | Basketball

Ismaila Diagne, a young talent, made history by becoming the youngest player to participate in a classic between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spanish basketball. At just 16 years old and an impressive height of 2.14 meters, he is 19 days younger than Luka Doncic when he made his debut.

Real Madrid emerged victorious against Barcelona with a score of 86-79, maintaining a perfect lead in the Spanish league with three wins in three games played. Diagne stood out in the game, contributing with nine points and eight rebounds.

Surprisingly, he was included in the starting lineup in the match against Barcelona, making him the second youngest player in the history of the Spanish club to play for the senior team.

Diagne hails from Senegal and joined Real Madrid at the age of 13, where he played in the club’s youth categories. He even earned the title of MVP in the last Junior Championship of the Madrid community.

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