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 ====== Youssoupha Mbao  ====== ====== Youssoupha Mbao  ======
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-  * **Class:** 2009 +  * **Number:** 55 
-  * **Nickname(s):**  Yous+  * **Nickname:​** ​ Yous
   * **Position:​** C   * **Position:​** C
   * **Height:** 7'​2"​   * **Height:** 7'​2"​
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 ===== Marquette University ===== ===== Marquette University =====
  
-=== Recruitment ===+=== Recruitment ===  
 +{{  men_s_basketball:​mbao_y.jpg?​150}}
  
-{{  men_s_basketball:​mbao_y.jpg?​200}}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."​+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. He was also being recruited by Kentucky, Southern California and Virginia Tech.
  
 === 2009-2010 === === 2009-2010 ===
 +Mbao sat out an NCAA-mandated two games to start the season as penalty for a violation of amateurism rules prior to his arrival on campus. But once he was cleared to play it became obvious he was much more of a long-term project than had originally been expected.\\
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 +It was hoped Mbao would be able to provide some rebounding and shot blocking after coming to the Golden Eagles from Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif. His lack of strength, bulk and experience, though, left him on the outside of the rotation despite the Golden Eagles'​ glaring need for size in the paint.\\
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 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. 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.
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 +=== Transfer ===
 +Freshman center Youssoupha Mbao decided to transfer from Marquette University, the school announced on May 17, 2010.\\
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 +"We want to thank '​Yous'​ for his contributions to the program last season and wish him the best of luck in the future,"​ coach [[Buzz Williams]] said in a statement. "We are disappointed that he has decided to continue his playing career elsewhere, but will support him through the transition process."​\\
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 +Mbao transfered to Marshall University.
  
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