Joshiko Saibou

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Joshiko Saibou
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Saibou in a Germany training jersey in 2014.
No. 1 – Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1990-03-07) 7 March 1990 (age 31)
Cologne, Germany
NationalityGerman
Listed height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Career information
High schoolMount Si Highschool (2006–2007)
Playing career2009–2020
Career history
2009–2011Alba Berlin
2011–2013TBB Trier
2013–2014Gießen 46ers
2014–2015Crailsheim Merlins
2015–2016s.Oliver Baskets
2016–2017Gießen 46ers
2017–2019Alba Berlin
2019–2020Telekom Baskets Bonn
2021–Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket

Joshiko Saibou (born 7 March 1990) is a German professional basketball player who last plays for Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket. Saibou usually plays as point guard.

Early career[edit]

Saibou started in 2007 with the youth team of Alba Berlin in the NBBL under head coach Henrik Rödl, along with other players including Niels Giffey, Andreas Seiferth and Konstantin Klein.

Professional career[edit]

Saibou started his career in 2009 with the professional team of Alba Berlin. In 2011, Saibou signed a two-year contract with Henrik Rödl's TBB Trier.

In 2016, Saibou signed with the Gießen 46ers. On 2 June 2017, he left Gießen to play for his former club Alba Berlin.[1]

On 10 July 2019, he has signed with Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).[2]

On 4 August 2020, he was fired by the Bonn team, due to misconduct in the Corona crisis.[3] In February 2021, he signed with French club Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket.[4]

International career[edit]

In November 2017, Saibou was selected for the German national basketball team for the first time.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joshikou Saibou kehrt zurück zu Alba Berlin" (in German). Albaberlinde. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Nationalspieler Joshiko Saibou wechselt von Berlin nach Bonn". telekom-baskets-bonn.de (in German). 10 July 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Darum hat der Verein völlig richtig gehandelt". www.tagesspiegel.de (in German). Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Joshiko SAIBOU rejoint le CHAMPAGNE BASKET pour la fin de saison 20/21". Champagne Basket (in French). Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ "DBB-Herren: Rödl nominiert Kader" (in German). Basketball-bund.de. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018.