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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

April 14, 2010 at 3:18 PM

It’s Official: Washington Signs Aziz N’Diaye

Washington received a letter of intent from Aziz N’Diaye, the 7-foot center from Dakar, Senegal.
He joins forward Desmond Simmons as the latest member of the 2010 class.

Aziz N’Diaye (pronounced AH-zeese EN-jai…like “eye”) is the second 7-footer signed at Washington during coach Lorenzo Romar’s head coaching tenure and just the 12th player to stand over seven feet tall in UW hoops history.
N’Diaye redshirted the 2009-10 season after tearing his right ACL last year at the College of Southern Idaho.
He averaged 8.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 31 games as a freshman at CSI. He made 26 starts and averaged 21.4 minutes in helping his team to a 22-9 record. His career best totals were 24 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocked shots in a game.
In a statement released by the school, Romar said: “We’re really excited to have Aziz. When you play in the NCAA Tournament and continue to advance, the one thing you see more and more of is size. Aziz is a seven-footer and definitely fills a need there. At the same time, he is very athletic and can get up-and-down the court.”
N’Diaye, 21, will have three years of eligibility at UW.
Evening links:
Arizona signed G Jordin Mayes and F Jesse Perry today. They join Daniel Bejarano, who signed in November. Arizona still has a scholarship to offer.
Chanse Creekmur, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward from Marshalltown High in Iowa, signed with Arizona State. He’s the fourth member of ASU’s s 2010 class, joining G Keala King, G Corey Hawkins and 7-2 center Jordan Bachynski.
Jon Wilner speculates suspended Amondi Omoke will not return to California, freeing up a scholarship for the Golden Bears.
Pat Kilkenny, who is leading Oregon’s coaching search, has told school officials there’s no rush in finding a replacement for Ernie Kent, who was fired four weeks ago.
— Oregon will answer questions from the secretary of state in regards to the contracting procedures with the $200M Matthew Knight Arena.

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