Draft NBA 2022: A young Senegalese player is registered

Born in Dakar, Mouhamed Gueye is 19 years old and plays as a winger at the Washington State Cougars where he had an impressive first year. For the next NBA 2022 draft scheduled for June 23, he is in the running.

He opens the list of Senegalese vying for entry into the 2022 NBA. Gueye declared himself for the NBA draft on Sunday afternoon after an impressive first season in Washington State. Gueye will retain his college eligibility and could return to the Pullman School if he removes his name from the draft pool by June 1.

« I remain in pursuit of my ultimate goal this spring while understanding that all the feedback I receive throughout the process will make me an even better player in the future. »Gueye wrote in a social media post reported by Seattle Times.

The 6-foot-11 player was named to the Pac-12 freshman team after averaging 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 35 appearances — 33 starts — during one of the best rookie seasons in Cougars history. He tied WSU legend Klay Thompson’s program record for starters as a rookie and had the top five totals among WSU freshmen all-time in rebounding (181) and blocking. (33).

« I’ve just adapted throughout this season, » Gueye said last month. “I adapted to a new program, a new place. »

Gueye told The Spokesman-Review that he first became interested in basketball at the age of 14 in Dakar, Senegal, after his older brother encouraged him to try it. He trained with local players and attended camps before being discovered by a coach connected to Prolific Prep, a prestigious hoops-focused academy in Napa, California.


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