Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (VTB) signed 24-year old Ukrainian forward Maks Adam Konate (200-91kg-91, agency: New Trend Agency). He already started the season at Sakhalin, the newcomer in Superleague 1. In 8 games he had 9.1ppg and 9.9rpg this season. The last season Konate played at Zaporizhya (SL Favorit Sport) in Ukrainian league. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.5ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.4spg and 1.0bpg. Great season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The previous (13-14) season he played at BC Donetsk (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 14 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 2.2rpg in 2013-14 season. Konate also played 6 games in VTB United League where he recorded just 1.7ppg and 1.5rpg in 2013-14 season.
In 12-13 season he played at BGEU-RCOR Osipovichi (Premier League) in Belarus. In 25 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg in 2012-13 season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Konate's team made it to the Ukrainian Cup final in 2014. He represented Ukraine at the European Championships U16 in Rethimnon (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 41.5%, FT: 42.9%.
Konate has played also professionally in Ukraine (DniproAzot).
By Eurobasket Data Center