Career Highlights: Named Third-Team All-Big East as a senior. Senior season also highlighted by being named First-Team All-Metropolitan Writers Association and being named to the NIT All-Tournament Team. Finished his three-year Rutgers career raked third all-time in blocks with 246. He was eighth in the nation blocks (3.1 bpg) as a senior. Led Rutgers in blocked shots and rebounding in each of the last two seasons.
Senior (2003-04): Led Rutgers to the 2004 NIT Championship game and the school’s first 20-win season since 1982-83. In the NIT Championship game vs. Michigan, recorded his seventh double-double of the season and narrowly missed recording the first triple-double in school history with 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight block shots. He turned in a gritty 13-point, 9-rebound, 8-block effort on a sprained ankle in an NIT quarterfinal win over Villanova. Was a model of consistency, scoring in double figures in 28 of Rutgers’ 33 games. Matched his career high with 22 points, while pulling down 12 rebounds in win over Notre Dame.
Junior (2002-03): Ranked fourth in the Big East and 13th in the nation in blocked shots (3.0 bpg). Registered a career-high eight blocks against Seton Hall to go with 22 points, seven assists, three blocks and three steals. Scored 20 points against UConn on 8-for-15 shooting. Drilled the game-winning three-pointer with 16 seconds remaining to seal 68-65 win over eventual national champion Syracuse.
Sophomore (2001-2002): Led team and ranked second in the Big East in blocks (2.8 bpg) Recorded season-high 19 points vs. Georgetown, helping to rally Rutgers to a double-overtime victory in a game televised nationally on ESPN2.
Freshman (2000-01): Sat out the season to concentrate on academics.
Strengths: Long wingspan and good reflexes make him an excellent shotblocker. Can run the floor and shoot the ball with range.
Personal: Came to the U.S. at age 14 from the Ivory Coast where he was a terrific soccer player. Speaks fluent French as well as English.