ESPN four-star center Mady Sissoko has been a target for high majors all summer.
The Wasatch Academy (UT) center has programs like Michigan State, Oregon, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Auburn, BYU, Houston and more following him.
He’s already taken official visits to UCLA and BYU, and plans to take two more in the very near future.
“I’m planning to take visits to Memphis and Kansas right now,” he said. “But, I’m not sure on the dates yet.”
Kansas head coach Bill Self had targeted the four-star throughout his junior season and on the AAU circuit, while Memphis started to pick up their interest following the NBPA Top 100 camp in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Both programs offer Sissoko many things, and on his official visits, he’ll be paying attention to a few things.
“I’m expecting to see the culture because Kansas has been a high level basketball team,” he said. “and Memphis seems like they have the ability to help me get to the next level. They have a whole new staff and they had the No. 1 recruiting class in 2019, so I’m looking forward to seeing that.”
Memphis and Kansas were two schools, along with Michigan State that Sissoko named as schools recruiting him hard and making him feel like a priority.
All three schools could certainly use his vertical inside. Throughout the summer, I watched Sissoko on the EYBL circuit, at Pangos All American camp and NBPA Top 100 camp. Every time I saw him play, he never lacked energy and was the quickest one off the floor for a rebound, or putback.
He also has been consistent around the rim, punishing defenders for jumping with him and daring to block his shot.
It’s why his offers and interest come from programs all across the country. But, they will have to wait to see him in action during his final year due to an ATV accident that he said may sideline him for ‘maybe two months.’
“It won’t sideline me for my last high school season,” he explained. “But it is going to take some time.”