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Selected 33rd overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2016 NBA Draft…Acquired by New Orleans in exchange for the draft rights to David Michineau and Diamond Stone.
(Kansas 2015-16): Averaged 3.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 7.5 minutes per game over 27 appearances. On a 36 minutes per game basis, those numbers equate to 14.4 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 4.3 blocks…In his NCAA debut, vs. Loyola (MD), scored a season-high 13 points while also tallying six boards and three blocks in 16 minutes…Two games later, had his only other double-figure scoring output of the season with 12 points (4-7 field goals) vs. Holy Cross in 18 minutes…Established season highs in minutes (21), rebounds (9), and blocks (5) vs. TCU, also contributing nine points on 4-of-7 shooting…Registered nine points once again, vs. Austin Peay in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, in what would be his final appearance of the season…Shot 4-of-5 from the field and recorded four boards and a block in only seven minutes of play.
Name is pronounced Sheck Dee-ALL-oh…Raised in Kayes, Mali, Africa before attending Our Savior New American High School in Centereach, New York…Youngest of five boys...Started playing basketball at age 13…As a Kansas freshman, finished 12th in the Big 12 in blocks per game (0.85) and second in blocks per 40 minutes (4.51) in the Big 12 in unofficial statistical leaders (which do not require a player appear in 75 percent of his games, as the league does)…Averaged 17.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks during his senior campaign at Our Savior New American High School…The No. 7 prospect in the nation on the ESPN100…Named First Team Parade All-American and USA Today All-USA Second Team…Tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds to claim Most Valuable Player honors at the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game…Shined at the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic with 26 points and 11 rebounds, picking up another MVP title…The 2014 and 2015 New York Gatorade Player of the Year…Chalked up 18.5 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks per game as a high school junior.