Hamady N'Diaye

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Hamady N'Diaye
Hamady N'Diaye in 2011.jpg
N'Diaye in 2011 with the Washington Wizards
Center
Personal information
Born (1987-01-12) January 12, 1987 (age 27)
Dakar, Senegal
Nationality Senegalese
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Stoneridge Preparatory School
(Simi Valley, California)
College Rutgers (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 Washington Wizards
2011 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2012 Iowa Energy (D-League)
2012 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2012 Guangzhou Liu Sui Whampoa (China 2nd)
2012–2013 Tianjin RongGang (China 1st)
2013–2014 Sacramento Kings
2013–2014 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2014 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2010)
Stats at NBA.com

Hamady Barro N'Diaye (pronounced HAH-muh-dee EN-jigh; born January 12, 1987)[1] is a Senegalese professional basketball player. A 7-foot tall center, N'Diaye played college basketball at Rutgers University and was a second-round selection in the 2010 NBA draft.

Early life[edit]

N'Diaye grew up in Senegal and came to the United States to attend high school at Stoneridge Preparatory School in Simi Valley, California. He played soccer in childhood and began playing basketball as a high school student.[1]

College career[edit]

During his senior year at Rutgers University, N'Diaye had 145 blocks and averaged 4.5 blocks per game (the third highest in the nation). On March 9, 2010, during a 69–68 loss to Cincinnati in the Big East Tournament, N'Diaye ended the season with the 358 blocked shots in his career. He broke school records held by former NBA player Roy Hinson. N'Diaye was awarded the Big East defensive player of the year.[1]

Professional career[edit]

On June 24, 2010, N'Diaye was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 56th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. His draft rights were then traded to the Washington Wizards.[2] On January 6, 2011, N'Diaye was assigned to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League.[2] He was recalled on February 4, 2011.[2] On December 10, 2011, he re-signed with the Wizards.[2] On January 1, 2012, N'Diaye was assigned to the Iowa Energy. On January 30, he was recalled.[2] On February 7, 2012, he was waived by the Wizards.[3] On February 27, 2012, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League.[4] In April 2012, he joined Guangzhou Liu Sui Whampoa of China.

In July 2012, he joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the Charlotte Bobcats for the Las Vegas Summer League. On September 25, 2012, he signed with the Sacramento Kings.[5] However, he was waived on October 26.[6] In November 2012, he joined Tianjin RongGang of China for the 2012–13 season.

He joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On August 29, 2013, N'Diaye's rights were acquired by the Delaware 87ers in the 2013 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.[7] In September 2013, he signed with the Sacramento Kings.[8] On December 6, 2013, the Kings assigned N'Diaye to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[9] He was recalled the next day.[10] On January 3, 2014, he was re-assigned to the Bighorns. He was recalled the next day.[11] On January 6, 2014, he was waived by the Kings.[12]

On January 25, 2014, he was acquired by the Delaware 87ers.[13] On March 10, 2014, he was waived by the 87ers due to a season-ending injury.

Personal[edit]

N'Diaye is a member of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity.[14]

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