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Prospect Profile

Hamady Ndiaye

  • Full Name: Hamady Barro Ndiaye
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 7-0 / 235
  • Birthdate: January 12, 1987
  • College: Rutgers
Minnesota Timberwolves (Traded to Washington Wizards) Round 2: Pick 56
2006-07 29 2 28 56 0.500 21 42 0.500 0 0 0.000 85 5 8 49 77 2.7
2007-08 31 30 61 132 0.462 38 70 0.543 0 0 0.000 182 16 11 93 160 5.2
2008-09 32 28 64 109 0.587 51 79 0.646 0 0 0.000 186 13 15 71 179 5.6
2009-10 32 25 114 197 0.579 74 120 0.617 0 0 0.000 228 14 13 145 302 9.4

Career Highlights:  The 2009-10 Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Set the all-time RU blocks mark with 358, surpassing Roy Hinson (355; 1979-83). Had 16 career games with six or more blocks and 61 contests with at least three rejections.


Senior (2009-10):  Led the Big East and placed third nationally in blocks per game. Set the Rutgers single-season blocks mark (145). Named to the Big East Honor Roll three times. Had three or more blocks in 28 games. Ranked fourth in the league in FG percentage (.579) and 11th in rebounds (7.1). Led RU with 66 slam dunks and 11 three-point plays. Had five blocks, eight rebounds and seven points versus Cincinnati in Big East Tournament. Posted a double-double at Seton Hall with 12 points and a career-best 14 rebounds. Shot 6-for-8 to score 13 points with five rebounds versus UConn. Posted 15 points and 13 rebounds on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting night at DePaul. Nearly tallied a triple-double with 19 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks against St. John’s. Posted 10 points, five rebounds and six blocks, including two vital blocks in final 33 seconds, vs. Notre Dame. Swatted a career-high 10 blocks to go with 15 points against St. Peter’s. Had a season-high 22 points to go with 10 boards and eight blocks against Monmouth. One of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award


Junior (2008-09): Ranked third in the Big East and 30th nationally in blocks per game. Led team with 18 drawn charges and 27 slam dunks, while also pacing the club in field goal percentage (.587). Shot 6-of-7 to total 14 points versus Notre Dame at Big East Tournament. Had a team-high nine rebounds and two drawn charges at No. 25 Syracuse. Grabbed seven rebounds at Notre Dame, while helping to limit Luke Harangody to 7-for-25 shooting. Drew three charges at Georgetown. Led team with eight rebounds at No. 1 UNC. Shot 11-of-14 to score a career-high 26 points at Delaware.


Sophomore (2007-08): Ranked 10th nationally and second in the Big East in blocks. Issued 93 rejections. Had four or more blocks in 14 games. Recorded first career double-double against Cincinnati with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks. Had six points, five blocks, seven rebounds and two steals at No. 13 Pitt. Had 10 rebounds, five points, four blocks and one assist vs. Louisville.


Freshman (2006-07): Ranked seventh in the Big East and second among freshmen with 1.69 blocks per game. Had a season-high seven blocks against Cincinnati. Pulled-down a season-high eight rebounds versus DePaul. Saw first collegiate action against Kansas State, registering four blocks in 18 minutes.


Strengths: Long and athletic big man who loves to challenge shots.  Extremely hard worker who continues to improve. Extremely coachable and is a great teammate.


Personal: Fluent in four languages: English, French, Wollof and Arabic. Son of Mazide and Henriette Ndiaye. Majored in communications. A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and participated in many volunteer programs at Rutgers.

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