SUU Men’s Basketball Adds 7-Foot Illinois State Transfer

SUU Men’s Basketball Adds 7-Foot Illinois State Transfer

CEDAR CITY, Utah-Late Tuesday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball announced the signing of Illinois State transfer Daouda “David” N’Diaye, a 7-footer who will be a center for the Thunderbirds.

N’Diaye will have one season of eligibility left but has to sit out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules.

His junior season was solid as he averaged 4.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for the Redbirds of the Missouri Valley Conference.

He started 15 games for Illinois State in 2017-18, finishing the year with 25 blocks and 11 steals.

The native of Paris, France starred at Windermere Preparatory School of Windermere, Fla., averaging 12 points, 9 rebounds and eight blocks per contest. He also starred for the Orland Venom AAU program, helping them win the national district championship while posting 12 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocks per contest.