Biography: Ndiaye had a solid senior season at Rutgers, earning defensive player of the year honors in the Big East after blocking 145 shots - good for third in the nation. The center, who came to the United States from Senegal six years ago and didn't play basketball until he was 16, also posted career highs with 9.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while shooting 57.9 percent from the field. His 358 career blocks are the most in school history, having passed former NBA veteran Roy Hinson (355) in his final game. Ndiaye participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, an event that features 64 of the best college basketball seniors for a four-day, 12-game tournament. It is watched by representatives from every NBA team, and Ndiaye did his best to make an impression. In three games against stiff competition, he averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. Ndiaye is still learning the game and made improvements in each season at Rutgers, so a team may take a chance on him late in the second round based on his defensive skills alone.
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