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    Abdoulaye N'diaye
    Abdoulaye N'diaye

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dakar, Senegal

    Height / Weight:
    6-11 / 220

    Position:
    Center

    Birthdate:
    10/05/1984

    02/15/2007

    USC vs. Arizona (Feb. 15, 2007)

    USC vs. Arizona (Feb. 15, 2007)

    THIS SEASON: Abdoulaye N'diaye, a 6-foot-11, 220-pound senior in 2007, is a strong defender who gives the Trojans an inside presence. He is an athletic big man who enters the season as the Trojans most experienced big man.

    2005-06: Played in all 30 games for the Trojans, making 24 starts. Averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Was second on the team in total rebounds (141) and fifth on the team in scoring. Started 22 of the Trojans' final 23 games. Scored eight points and had three blocked shots on Nov. 25 vs. Eastern Washington. Had nine points on 4-for-5 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in win vs. Alcorn State on Dec. 18. Grabbed eight rebounds, blocked four shots and scored four points in upset win vs. North Carolina on Dec. 21. Scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds in overtime win at Oregon State on Jan. 26. Bettered that with a career high in points (13) and rebounds (10) for his first career double-double on Feb. 25 vs. Oregon State. Had 12 games in which he grabbed at least six rebounds. Made 53.9 percent of his shots from the field (62-for-115). His 1.57 blocks per game average ranked third among Pac-10 players, tops among returning players for the 2006-07 season. Had at least one block in 24 of 30 games played. Had minor surgery on May 26 to remove a cyst from his right knee.

    2004-05: Averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds as a sophomore at the College of Southern Idaho, helping lead his team to a third-place finish in the National Junior College tournament. He led the College of Southern Idaho with 92 blocked shots and was second on the team with 202 rebounds. Let the team in rebounds seven times and in blocks 15 times. Scored 22 points to lead his team to a 131-70 win vs. Colorado Northwest Community College on Feb. 25. Shot 64.2 percent (138 of 215) to lead the team and rank 24th among all JUCO players. Scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the semi-final loss to eventual champion Paris JC.

    2003-04: In his freshman season at the College of Southern Idaho, he averaged 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 points in 31 games (3 starts). Was third on the team with 30 blocked shots. Was second on the team in field goal percentage, as he made 58.2 percent (46 of 79) of his shots.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Played high school ball at Moore High School in Louisville, Ky. and was ranked as the 37th best prosect by justbball.com and the 44th best prospect by basketballphenoms.com in his senior season.

    PERSONAL: N'diaye was born on Oct. 5, 1984 in Dakar, Senegal. Played at the College of Southern Idaho for head coach Gib Arnold, now an assistant coach for the Trojans. Is an international business major at USC. His father who played soccer in Senegal is his biggest sports hero. His hobbies include cooking, listening to music, dancing and playing any kind of sport. His favorite television show is "Comic View", favorite movie is "Lord of the Rings" and his favorite recording artist is Akon. His nickname is Laye, pronounced "Lie."