MORGANTOWN—On Thursday, West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins announced that Seny Ndiaye has signed a national letter of intent (LOI) to play basketball for the Mountaineers starting in 2020-21.
He posted a picture of the signing to his personal Twitter page along with the caption, “I’m officially a Mountaineer.”
Ndiaye, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward from Dakar, Senegal, attended Huntington Prep last season where he averaged five points, six rebounds, and three blocks per game while playing for head coach Arkell Bruce.
“Seny has impressed us with his work ethic,” stated Huggins. “Coach Martin and I saw him in Atlanta two years ago and we were really impressed with how hard he played and how hard he competed. We watched him this past year at Huntington Prep. He’s gotten better and better. We think he could have a really good career for us at West Virginia.”
Ndiaye joins Isaiah Cottrell, Taj Thweatt, and Kedrian Johnson as newcomers to an already talented basketball squad. He was also a teammate of Cottrell at Huntington Prep. He is eligible to enroll and join the team and then begin practicing when play resumes after workouts were delayed due to COVID-19.
A raw talent with a huge upside, Ndiaye has a lengthy wingspan and displays excellent timing on the defensive end. Because of those characteristics, he excels at shot blocking, and also runs the floor very well for a player his size.
With an already stacked roster that includes one of the top frontcourts in the nation, headlined by Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, and Gabe Osabuohien, Ndiaye could follow the path of Jalen Bridges, who redshirted last year and is now assured to compete for playing time this season.