July 10, 2006
- The Seattle SuperSonics today announced they have signed first round draft pick Mouhamed Sene
. The Sonics selected Sene with the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
"We’re glad to get Mouhamed on board," Sonics General Manager Rick Sund said. "His participation in this month’s summer league in Salt Lake City will give him a feel for the NBA and he can begin to get acclimated to the style of play."
An early-entry candidate for the draft, Sene garnered the attention of the basketball community at the 2006 Nike Hoop Summit, when he recorded 15 points, six rebounds and nine blocked shots in 27 minutes of action. He spent the 2005-06 season with Verviers-Pepinster of the Belgium Division I League. Sene also participated in the Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy in both 2004 and 2005.
"We’re excited to sign Mouhamed," said Sonics Head Coach Bob Hill. "With his ability to block shots and rebound, we hope he can give support to Robert Swift and Johan Petro to improve our defense in the paint."