March 24, 2011
They also didn't get another centre, initially. However, after they replaced Haislip with Pape Sow, they were also able to sign Esteban Batista from fellow Spaniards Fuenlebrada. The duo have now been handling the backup big man minutes for much of the season, in their very different ways; Batista, averaging 7.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in Euroleague play, does it with strength, whereas Sow, averaging 3.3/3.2 with 2.7 fouls per game, does it with athleticism. The centre hole had been filled.
Unfortunately, Sow is likely out for the remainder of the season after suffering a pulmonary embolism of his own.
July 8, 2010
Former Raptors draft pick Pape Sow started last year in Poland with Prokom Gdynia, leaving in January to move to Spain. For Alicante, Sow averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, but also fouled 3.4 times per game in only 17 minutes. Sow turns 29 in a couple of months, and this is his prime. So the excuse of his underdeveloped offense being due to inexperience no longer really applies. He can produce on both ends of the court, enjoys a good European career because of it, and will do a for a good while yet, but he never quite achieved NBA talent.
April 26, 2010
- Pape Sow
Sow started the year in Poland with Asseco Prokom Gdynia, but was released at the end of last year even with the team still in the Euroleague, due to an argument with the coach. He later signed with Meridiano Alicante in Spain, and has averaged 6.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 fouls per game as a two headed centre monster with Martynas Andriuscabbages.