Brethren High School’s 7-foot-5-inch basketball standout has signed with a California college. Here is a short excerpt–to read the entire article click here.
Less than 24 hours after arguably his most agonizing loss at UC Irvine, Anteaters men’s basketball coach Russell Turner was uplifted Wednesday when Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7-foot-5 senior center at Brethren Christian High in Huntington Beach, signed a national letter of intent to play at UCI.
Ndiaye, for whom some have projected an NBA future and has been mentioned as a potential lottery pick, averaged 24 points, 13.9 rebounds, five blocks and 3.8 turnovers as a junior, when he helped the Warriors finish 24-6 and reach the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section 5-AA Division playoffs.
Ndiaye, who was brought to America from Senegal in 2010, is believed to be the tallest high school player in the world.
Ndiaye signed in a ceremony at Brethren Christian Wednesday.