Video of 7-5 Hoops Recruit Goes Viral - Lost Lettermen

Video of 7-5 Hoops Recruit Goes Viral


We already profiled Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7-foot-5 center at California’s Brethren Christian High School, who towers over teammates and opponents as the tallest player in high school basketball.

But now we have video of the Senegal native playing in an actual game. If you ever wanted video documentation of what it looked like when you played against your little brothers on the Nerf hoop in your basement, well, take a look at the video below (and yes, we’re still trying to figure out how he lost the opening tip, too).

The longer we watched it, the worse we felt for those trying to guard Ndiaye, who wasn’t really sealing off defenders as much as he was swatting gnats away from his kneecaps. The clip now has nearly 150,000 views on YouTube.

By the way, Ndiaye is just 17 and a junior in high school. Already taller than any current NBA player,  there’s a scary possibility that he could still be growing.

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