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Drafted by Denver Nuggets in Round 1, pick 26
High School: Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, Maine
N'diaye made big strides during his four years at Auburn, showing up as a skinny, unskilled freshman and leaving a much stronger and more skilled NBA draft pick. That being said, there are still people who thought N'diaye underachieved last year. He started strong and tailed off a bit in mid-year, slowed somewhat by injury. When teammate Chris Porter was suspended after accepting money from an agent, Auburn started to look for N'diaye to score more, and he delivered, helping lead the Tigers to the finals of the SEC tournament and a win in the NCAA tournament. N'diaye failed to make an All-SEC team, but he was seventh in the league in rebounding (7.9) and second in blocked shots (66, 1.94 per game). He moves well for his size and has improved his offensive game.
Senior SeasonAuburn's all-time leader in blocked shots with 241 (he broke Charles Barkley's record of 145 which was accomplished in only three seasons)
Ranked second in the SEC in blocks per game (1.9)
Led the Tigers in rebounds with 7.9 per game
Played in 128 games at Auburn -- the second most in school history
Owns the top-three single-season mark for blocked shots in a season
Junior SeasonAP All-SEC third team
Led the SEC in blocks with a 2.3 per game average (despite playing only 23.8 minutes per contest)
His 77 blocks are the most in Auburn history
Started all 33 games at center
Helped Auburn reach the Sweet 16
Sophomore SeasonBroke Barkley's single-season school record for blocks with 73
Averaged a team-high 6.9 rpg
Two days after his father, Becaye, passed away, Mamadou scored a career-high 19 points against Southern Miss in the NIT opening round
Freshman SeasonStarted 11 games
Co-recipient of the school's freshman student-athlete award
NotablesPlayed HS ball in the states at Maine Central Institute prep in Pittsfield
Wears No. 34 because he and his best friend, Ndongo N'diaye (Delaware) both decided to wear the same number
Fluent in three languages (English, French and Senegal's native language of Wolof)
Played for Senegal in the FIBA World Championships in Athens during the summer of '98
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