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#10 Eric Boateng
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  • Signed in France
  • Signed with Saint Vallier
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  • 6'10" / 257lbs
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  • 11/20/1985
  • Britain/Ghana
  • Undrafted, 2010
  • Arizona State
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DateLeagueTransaction
25th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Denver.
20th October, 2010NBAWaived by Denver.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Idaho Stampede.
1st February, 2011D-LeagueAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Idaho Stampede to Austin Toros in exchange for a 2011 third round pick from Reno Bighorns.
2nd November, 2011GreeceSigned for the remainder of the season with Peristeri.
26th September, 2012GermanySigned a one year contract with New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig.
25th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
9th October, 2013NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
28th October, 2013ArgentinaSigned a one year contract with La Union Formosa.
27th December, 2013ArgentinaReleased by La Union Formosa.
4th January, 2014FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Pau-Orthez.
11th January, 2015FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with FC Mulhouse.
21st June, 2015FranceSigned a one year contract with ADA Blois Basket 41.
2nd November, 2016FranceRe-signed by Blois for the remainder of the season.
18th August, 2017FranceSigned a one year contract with Saint Vallier.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2005 - 2006Duke (NCAA)
2006 - 2010Arizona State (NCAA)
July 2010New York Knicks (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Denver Nuggets (NBA)
October 2010 - February 2011Idaho Stampede (D-League)
February 2011 - June 2011Austin Toros (D-League)
November 2011 - June 2012Peristeri (Greece)
September 2012 - June 2013New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)
September 2013 - October 2013L.A. Lakers (NBA)
October 2013 - December 2013La Union (Argentina)
January 2014 - June 2014Pau Orthez (France)
January 2015 - June 2015Mulhouse (France, NM1)
June 2015 - June 2017Blois (France, NM1/ProB)
August 2017 - presentSaint Vallier (France, NM1)
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September 28, 2010

Boateng went to summer league with the Knicks, for which I wrote this:

Boateng is an English centre who played one year at Duke, before transferring to Arizona State, where he just completed his senior season. He barely played at all in his first four seasons, but finally got a chance to play last year, and responded with averages of 8.8ppg and 7.2rpg on 66% shooting. However, even though he turns 25 in November, Boateng is still an incredibly raw player. He turned it over 2.1 times per game in only 27 minutes, despite not taking any dribbles at any point, and shot only 50% from the foul line. He's also not much of a shotblocker; essentially, he's a 6'10 slightly above average rebounder.


Despite his nationality, it's not possible even for me to conclude from that skillset that Boateng could be an NBA calibre player. His summer league averages of 3.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.4 fouls per game somewhat confirm that. But if you're American and you're easily pleased by English people (which happens a lot), you might dig his accent.

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July 15, 2010

Eric Boateng

Boateng is an English centre who played one year at Duke, before transferring to Arizona State, where he just completed his senior season. He barely played at all in his first four seasons, but finally got a chance to play last year, and responded with averages of 8.8ppg and 7.2rpg on 66% shooting. However, even though he turns 25 in November, Boateng is still an incredibly raw player. He turned it over 2.1 times per game in only 27 minutes, despite not taking any dribbles at any point, and shot only 50% from the foul line. He's also not much of a shotblocker; essentially, he's a 6'10 slightly above average rebounder.

Boateng will play for the Great Britain national team this summer, but mainly others won't. Joel Freeland and Ben Gordon just dropped out this week due to injury, and earlier, Robert Archibald had also pulled out. Nick George and Andy Betts have also pulled out, leaving the team with almost no quality left on it, and its chances of qualifying for Eurobasket 2011 in tatters.

This is why Luol Deng is so unbelievably freaking important to us. He is now our everything.

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