UAB transfer Makhtar Gueye focusing on five schools

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UAB transfer Makhtar Gueye is still open in his recruitment but will be focusing on five schools.

South Florida, Fairfield, New Mexico, Boston College and Siena round out of the top five schools that Gueye will focus on moving forward but that could change.

“‘My top is based on the schools that offered me,” Gueye said. “A lot of schools showed interest but haven’t offered me, so I’m only focused on the schools that offered me because I know they are serious.”

Boston College, a program that is very familiar with Gueye, recently offered him a scholarship and the program is one he holds in high regards.

“The conversation was great man. I played my first year of high school there and I played AAU with Mass Rivals. So, me and the coaches know each other,” he said. “I got some good feedback from them and they need a guy to come in and play for a year, and I’m interested.”

“That’s why they really rised to the top.”

Gueye, a 6-foot-10 power forward, spent the past three seasons at UAB. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game before entering the transfer portal.

His recruitment is in limbo right now because he’s still waiting on the transfer rules to be released by the NCAA that will determine if he can compete right away. He’s also gathering as much information on the schools as he can and should make his decision in the coming weeks.

His decision will not be based on the name of the school or the conference. He will be focused on finding the best fit for himself that will put him in a position to be a professional basketball player at the next level.

“I played two years at UAB and I have played in the World Cup and played against pros. So, I don’t really care about the name or how big the school is because I don’t have to go try and make a name for myself. I’ll let my game do that,” Gueye explained. “I want to go to a place where I can go and play and be in the right system.”

“I want to play on a team that plays fast, I want to have a big role and do a lot for the team offensively and defensively. That’s where I’m looking to go for my last year. I want to go out on a big note and then go make money.”


Hawaii has been added to the list of programs that Gueye is prioritizing

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