Born on April 22, 1980 in Sudan, Duany is a Sudanese former college basketball player for the Syracuse Orange who was the captain and lone senior on Syracuse’s 2003 NCAA National Championship team. The Fayetteville Patriots took Duany with the sixth pick in the fifth round of the National Basketball Development League. He appeared in three games with the Patriots before being released on December 4, 2003. Following Fayetteville, Duany played overseas for Pyrinto (Finland), Braunschweig (Germany) and Bonn (Germany). With Pyrinto, he started in 21 games and recorded 12.3 ppg and 6.4 rpg for the 9th placed team. Dunay also played in the American Basketball Association for Long Beach. On October 27, 2006, Duany signed a contract with the ABA’s Buffalo Silverbacks. He appeared in nine games, averaging 18.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. In April 2007, Duany joined the Indonesian national team in Jakarta to play in the SEABA Championships. Indonesia recruited him to bolster up their roster although Duany has no familiar links to the country.
Originally posted by the amazing Ola Dia, creator of Twitter page: @Sudan_Voices, posted on her blog (http://oladiab.com/2011/05/28/sudanese-who-made-it-big/) who has given me so much hope, inspiration, and makes me proud to be able to call myself Sudanese 😉