Hamady N'diaye

Hamady Barro N'Diaye (pronounced HAH-muh-dee EN-jigh)[1] (born January 12, 1987) is a Senegalese professional basketball player. A 7-foot tall center, N'Diaye played college basketball at Rutgers and was a second-round selection in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Early life

N'Diaye grew up in Senegal and came to the United States to attend high school at Stoneridge Preparatory School in Simi Valley, California. He played soccer in childhood and began playing basketball as a high school student.[1]

College career

In the 2009–2010 season N'Diaye had 145 blocks and averaged 4.5 blocks per game (the third highest in the nation). On March 9, 2010 during a 69–68 loss to Cincinnati in the Big East Tournament, N'Diaye ended the season with the 358 blocked shots in his career and 145 for the season. Both broke school records held by former NBA player Roy Hinson. N'Diaye was awarded as the Big East defensive player of the year.

Professional career

On June 24, 2010, N'Diaye was drafted to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 56th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. His draft rights were then traded to the Washington Wizards. On January 6, 2011, N'Diaye was assigned to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League.[2] He was recalled on February 4, 2011.[3] On January 1, 2012, N'Diaye was assigned to the Iowa Energy.[4] He was waived by the team on February 7, 2012.[5] On February 27, 2012, he signed with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League.[6] He joined the Sacramento Kings in the fall of 2012,[7] but did not make the team's final roster.[8]

In November 2012, he joined Tianjin RongGang of the Chinese Basketball Association.

On August 29, 2013, N'Diaye's rights were acquired by the Delaware 87ers in the 2013 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.[9] In September 2013, he joined the Sacramento Kings for their training camp.[10]

Personal

N'Diaye is a member of Iota Phi Theta.[11]

References

External links

  • NBA.com Profile
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