Updated Wed, Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Ohio Men’s Basketball is off to a hot start with the first recruiting class of new head coach Jim Christian’s era. They signed their third player for the 2013 class earlier today when highly sought after forward Maurice Ndour, of Monroe College, signed his national letter of intent.
Ndour, a 6-foot-9-inch, 200-pound power forward, is currently a sophomore at junior college power house Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York and will be eligible to play immediately upon his arrival in Athens next season. He confirmed his signing via text message earlier this evening.
Ndour, a native of Thies, Senegal, is a highly skilled big man, the most prized signing of a recruiting class that already features guard D.J. Wingfield of Walnut Hills High School (OH) and forward Antonio Campbell of Holly Cross High School (KY). Ndour possesses an intrinsic ability to block shots and having originally learned the game overseas, has rare ball handling and shooting skills for a big man.
Ndour, one of the more highly sought after junior college prospects in the country, signed with Ohio over offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati and Western Kentucky. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and St. Johns were among a handful of other schools that were heavily interested in the talented big man’s services.
Ndour will be joined by fellow transfers Javarez Willis, a junior guard from Texas Tech and Treg Setty, a sophomore forward from Southern Illinois, both of whom are currently on the roster but are sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations. All three will be eligible to hit the court next fall.