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BU men’s basketball graduate Camara signs pro contract in France
Four-year letterwinner will play for Lille MBC club in second division
July 29, 2011Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—Recent Binghamton graduate Moussa Camara has signed a professional contract with Lille MBC in his home country of France and will begin his professional basketball career in early August. Lille plays in the Pro B League.
“I’m really excited ... it’s a dream come true,” said Camara, who was raised in Sarcelles, about three hours away from Lille in northern France. “I’ve always wanted to play at that high level and to play in my homeland makes it even better because my family will be able to follow all my games.”
Camara accumulated 814 points in his four-year collegiate career, which ranks fifth among BU’s Division I players. A role player his first two seasons, Camara evolved into a team leader and starter over his final two years, averaging double-digit points in both his junior (10.7 ppg.) and senior (11.2 ppg.) campaigns.
He entered his senior season with 76 career three-pointers before exploding for 73 in 2010-11. That total was the highest in the program’s Division I tenure and moved Camara into second place on BU’s all-time list for three-pointers with 149, behind only Troy Hailey (182).
Camara’s signature game came at the 2011 America East Championship, where he drilled a school-record-tying eight three-pointers (8-of-14) en route to a career-high 30 points in BU’s 91-65 win over UMBC in the first round.
He hit five or more three-pointers five times in 2010-11 and averaged 14.9 points over his final 12 games, including six games of 15 or more points. He played 108 career games in a Binghamton uniform.
Off the court, two-year captain Camara was a positive force within the men’s basketball program and also in the community. He was honored with a Director’s Award for his contributions during the 2009-10 year and graduated with a degree in human development in May.
Camara joins a long list of BU graduates who have played professionally overseas. That list includes former BU Division I players Joost Ooms (played 2000-02 at Binghamton), Sebastian Hermenier (2001-06), Anthony Green (2001-03), Stanley Ocitti (2001-03), Nick Billings (2001-05), Brandon Carter (2002-04), Billy Williams (2002-05), Alex Adediran (2003-05), Mike Gordon (2004-08), Andre Heard (2004-06), Duane James (2005-07), Lazar Trifunovic (2006-08) and Reggie Fuller (2007-09).