Pape Sow (announced: Pop So) (born November 22, 1981 in Dakar, Senegal) is a professional basketball player. Although he was drafted by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft, the draft rights to Sow was acquired by the Toronto Raptors along with a 2005 second round pick from the Miami Heat for the draft rights to centre Albert Miralles. The Raptors selected Miralles with the 39th overall pick while the Heat tabbed Sow with the 47th selection. He played his NBA rookie season for the Raptors and showed considerable promise with his athleticism and aggressiveness in the paint although only netting 2.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.1 assists per game. After missing the entire 2005-2006 pre-season play with a groin injury and playing one game with Toronto in the regular season, he was assigned to the Arkansas RimRockers of the D-League, where he wowed fans by posting a 40-point performance against the Fort Worth Flyers. In another game, this time facing the Austin Toros, he scored an outstanding double-double of 27 points and a D-League season-high 24 rebounds. He is fluent in three languages, English, French, and his native Wolof. On January 18, 2006, Sow was called up to the Raptors by then-general manager Rob Babcock. Initially, head coach Sam Mitchell said in a radio interview that "I have no minutes for Pape Sow. We have no injuries. He's going to practice with us, he's going to be with the team. But I have no minutes for (Sow)."[1] However, due to a shoulder injury to center Rafael Araujo (who also suffered from poor play prior to the injury), Sow was able to get the regular playing time he needed.

Sow attended college at California State University, Fullerton, where he was named 2nd Team All-Big West Conference in 2002.

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  • Pape Sow's bio from [2]
  • Sow in action as the RimRockers defeated the Austin Toros on December 23 2005 [3]
  • Sow commented on by the RimRockers teammate Clay Tucker during his interview on January 6 2006 [4]
  • Sow and Andre Barrett interviewed on April 6 2006 [5]模板:Hoopsbio-stub