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Ndoye wins Co-A10 Player of Week

Ndyoe is the tri A10 Player of the Week.

Ndyoe is the tri A10 Player of the Week.

Bonnies center Youssou Ndoye was named the co-A10 Player of the Week along with two others as the league continues to split awards left and right to appease fan bases. Fine with me as it gets the seven footer some good pub. I do think it would be nice though if they would just name a player and stop splitting the awards each week…either way, the release is below. Also below a link to a story done by Cleveland.com about the limited number of true big man who can rebound in college hoops, which notes Ndoye as a real pro prospect because of his ability to do just that. H/T to gdub2009 on the wagon who posted this link to the article. In games like yesterday and vs. Mason you get the feeling Youssou could come off an NBA bench and play a few minutes a night. There are far worse NBA big man right now so anything is possible. Developing a more sound passing game and becoming more fluid with footwork and hands would certainly help. That said, I do think he gets invited to a few camps and from then it will be up to him to impress a front office enough to make a roster. Speaking of the NBA, could the Magic please trade Nicholson please? The kid is literally rotting away on their bench with Vaughn coaches the team to another dismissal season. Really feel for the kid.

Does Ndoye have a real NBA future?

Dayton junior Dyshawn Pierre and St. Bonaventure senior Youssou Ndoye were named the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week Monday. Fordham freshman Eric Paschall also earned his second A-10 Rookie of the Week honor. The awards were for games played Jan. 12 – Jan. 18.

Pierre led Dayton to a pair of wins with back-to-back double-doubles. He had 16 points and 14 rebounds (along with three assists) versus La Salle, and then 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists against Saint Louis. Pierre, a forward from Whitby, Ontario, has had seven straight games with at least 10 points and six rebounds.

Over two wins, Ndoye averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks for the Bonnies. A center from Dakar, Senegal, he went 13-15 from the field and 17-21 at the free throw line for the week and he set a career high with his 28 points in the 75-55 win over George Mason. He also grabbed 13 rebounds, tying his season high, and was 9-11 from the field and 10-11 at the line. He then scored 15 points and had six rebounds, three blocks and a career high five assists in a win over Saint Joseph’s.

Paschall averaged 20.5 points per game in two games for the Rams last week. He recorded 16 points, spurred by 4-of-5 (.800) shooting from 3-point range at Saint Joseph’s. A guard from Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., he added three rebounds, three steals and a block against the Hawks. He followed that with 25 points at La Salle on 9-of-24 shooting.

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A member of the class of 2008, Nolan spent four years as a student assistant with the program. He has written professionally for such outlets as espn.com/insider, Athlon Sports Magazines, Cox Sports Online and Blue Ribbon Previews. Ian was named one of the “140 Personalities to Follow in College Basketball” on twitter by The Sporting News.