Senegal, Africa forward Mouhamed Lamine Mbaye has been a hit in the states since his arrival.
Mbaye received two high major offers recently from Rutgers and Louisville. Cincinnati, Iona and Memphis are also showing interest.
“I just met with the assistant coach [Dino] Gaudio and we were talking a lot after [head] coach [Chris] Mack called on Facetime,” Mbaye said of Louisville. “We talked about my game, my school work and then during the zoom meeting they offered me and it looks like they really want me.”
Rutgers also completed a zoom call with him and offered him after the conclusion of that conversation.
“The coach [Steve Pikiell] likes me a lot,” he said. “He looks like a good coach.”
With the Covid-19 pandemic keeping players from taking the floor, most have relied on their previous views of Mbaye and his film from this past season. He’s a forward that moves well in the paint and a player that can be a contributor for many high major teams.
“Coaches have watched my games and said that they like how hard I play,” he said. “And they like my game.”
Last season at Aspire Academy (KY) Mbaye averaged 10.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. His recruitment is trending upward and another offer could be on the way as Mbaye said that a Cincinnati zoom call is scheduled for this week.