The Los Angeles Times notes that the tallest high school basketball player in California is playing for a Brethren high school. Here is an excerpt — to read the entire article, click here.
The tallest high school basketball player in California and maybe in the nation is 7-foot-5 Mamadou Ndiaye, a native of Senegal who has been cleared by the Southern Section to play this season for Huntington Beach Brethren Christian.
“That’s a legit 7-5 without shoes,” Coach Jon Bahnsen said.
Ndiaye, a junior, attended Simi Valley Stoneridge Prep last season and received a medical hardship waiver from the Southern Section to play this season. His guardians reside not far from Brethren Christian, which competed in Division 5A last season.
“He’s going to be pretty phenomenal, especially for our league,” Bahnsen said. “He’s extremely strong.”