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Souleymane Wane


Full Name:
Souleymane Wayne
Position:
Center
College:
Connecticut
Height:
6-11
Weight:
240
High School:
Christian Academy, Troy, N.Y.
Birthdate:
January 28, 1976
Birthplace:
Dakar, Senegal

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
  Posted career averages of 3.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg over four-year career, three as a reserve.
  Also blocked 111 shots in 121 games, seventh on UConn's all-time list.
  Was originally a partial qualifier and gained a fourth year of eligibility by graduating in three and a half years.   Named Connecticut's Scholar-Athlete after the 1997-98 season.
  Played only one season of organized basketball before enrolling at Connecticut.


AT CONNECTICUT
  As a senior in 2000-01, started 28 of 29 games he appeared in.
  Averaged career-bests of 4.6 points and 4.8 rebounds.
  Had eight points in only 17 minutes against South Carolina in the first round of the NIT.
  Had 11 points and 14 rebounds against Villanova.
  Totaled 13 points and 10 rebounds against Notre Dame.
  Had a career-best five assists vs. Syracuse.
  Had eight points and 11 rebounds against Texas.

  In 1999-2000, played in 34 of 35 games, starting once (against Boston College).
  Averaged 4.3 ppg and 4.8 rpg.
  Ranked third on the team with 32 blocks.
  Had a career-high 14 points and also pulled down seven rebounds in only 16 minutes vs. Massachusetts.
  Grabbed 10 rebounds vs. both Coppin State and Arizona and hauled in nine rebounds against Seton Hall (twice) and Fairfield.
  Had eight points and seven rebounds in final game of the season, an NCAA Tournament second-round loss to Tennessee.

  Played in 30 games in 1998-99, including two starts (both against Syracuse) on team that won NCAA title.
  Averaged 2.0 ppg and 2.8 rpg.
  Blocked 22 shots.
  Had season-high nine points vs. Wagner.
  Reached season-highs in both rebounds (nine) and blocks (three) in season opener vs. Quinnipiac.
  Had six points and three rebounds in only nine minutes vs. St. John's.
  Played well in semifinal and championship games of Big East Tournament, registering totals of 10 points and two blocked shots.
  Scored four points and had one steal in only eight minutes in NCAA Championship win over Duke.
  Played with Senegal's National Team during the summer prior to the season.

  Played in 28 games in 1997-98, seeing time in every contest once he became eligible on Dec. 20.
  In first game of career, scored five points off the bench and added team highs of eight rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes.
  Had seven points and grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Notre Dame.
  Named team's Scholar-Athlete after the season.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1997-98 28 21 55 .382 12 22 .545 107 7 54 1.9
1998-99 30 25 65 .385 11 26 .423 85 13 61 2.0
1999-00 34 59 125 .472 28 38 .737 162 11 146 4.3
2000-01 29 53 110 .526 26 44 .591 139 19 132 4.6
TOTALS 121 158 355 .445 77 130 .592 493 50 393 3.2
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).


 
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