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Youssoupha Mbao

  • Class: 2009
  • Nickname(s): Yous
  • Position: C
  • Height: 7'2“
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
  • High School: Stoneridge Prep (Simi Valley, CA)
  • AAU Team: French Hoops

Overseas Career

Teams

2005-2006 Gran Canaria Claret Cadete
2006-2008 Gran Canaria Claret Junior
2007-2008 Gran Canaria of the EBA, formerly Spain's “silver” division
2007-2008 Kalise Gran Canaria of the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB), Spain's premier basketball league

Stoneridge Prep School

2008-2009

Averaged 13.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game at Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif., under head coach Babacar Sy … helped squad to an overall record of 17-13 … squad was nationally ranked in the preseason polls … rated the 125th-best prospect in the nation by HoopScoopOnline.com among 2009 graduates … participated in the 2008 adidas Nations Experience and the National Prep Showcase … named to honorable mention squad of the class of 2009 by NBN Basketball Magazine … ranked as the 30th-best center in the class of 2009 by ESPN.com.

Marquette University

Recruitment

Youssoupha Mbao, a 7-foot-2, 215-pound center signed a letter of intent Monday during his official visit to campus on March 27, 2009. “He's an unbelievable kid,” Williams said. “He speaks four languages, and his spirit is identifiable as soon as you meet him. We've recruited him all year long, and each time we've seen him he's continued to improve. I think he has a very high ceiling. We're excited.”

He was also being recruited by Kentucky, Southern California and Virginia Tech.

2009-2010

Played his first collegiate game vs. Grambling State (11/21) and recorded his first collegiate block … Saw 12 minutes of action vs. South Dakota (11/24) … Had one of MU's two blocks and played a career-high 15 minutes vs. Presbyterian (12/27) … Missed a majority of season with knee and wrist injury since … Jan. 17 marked final appearance of campaign … Concluded the year averaging 0.1 points and 0.7 rebounds per game … Earned first letter.

Personal

Born April 12, 1990 in Dakar, Senegal … son of Mamadou Mbao and Awa Seck … one of eight children … has five brothers (Pape, Ablaye, Cheichk, Mamadou and Mohammed) and two sisters (Fama, Anjia) … undecided on a major.


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