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Mamadou N'diaye

Drafted by: Denver, Round: 1, Pick: 26
College: Auburn
Height: 7-0
Weight: 245 lbs.
Position: Center
BirthDate: June 16, 1975
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

Expert Analysis
"With his size and long arms, N'diaye can block and change shots, and he is a pretty good position defender with a good understanding of positioning and the angles of play. N'diaye needs work on the offensive end, but he is a willing learner and a hard worker.

The Auburn offense did not look to N'diaye much, primarily because the Tigers were a driving team that attacked the basket. He was not always anchored in the low post because that would have clogged things up for Chris Porter and others."-- ESPN's Jay Bilas

Is Auburn's all-time career blocked shots leader with 241 and is second on the school's all-time list of games played (128). During the summer prior to his senior year, played for Senegal in the World University Games and participated in the Pete Newell Big Man Camp in Hawaii.

College highlights at Auburn
Was second in the SEC in blocks per game as a senior, averaging 1.9 bpg. His 66 blocks as a senior were the third-highest season total in Auburn history (the first two are N'diaye's 77 as a junior and 73 as a sophomore). Started 33 of 34 games and led team in rebounding with 7.9 rpg. Also averaged 8.9 ppg. Posted 10 double-doubles during the season. Honored as SEC Player of the Week for Nov. 15-21 after averaging 16 points (on 62 percent shooting) and 16 rebounds in two games. Recorded career highs in points (21) and rebounds (18) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Named MVP after helping Tigers win the San Juan Shootout Championship. Tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Pepperdine, 15 points at Vanderbilt and 10 points, eight rebounds, six blocks and two steals vs. Ole Miss. Named to SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging 9.7 ppg and 8.7 rpg. Recorded 14 points, 10 boards and four blocks vs. South Carolina in the SEC Tournament semifinal. In NCAA Tournament, racked up 15 points and 11 rebounds in the first round vs. Creighton. Named team's Most Outstanding Rebounder and Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

As a junior, was an AP All-SEC Third Team selection. Posted averages of 7.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg and an SEC-leading 2.3 bpg in 23.8 mpg while starting all 33 games. Led team in rebounding 11 times and reached double-figures in rebounding eight times. Swatted six shots each vs. UAB, Navy and Ole Miss. Scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds in only 22 minutes at Bethune-Cookman. Hauled in 14 rebounds vs. UAB. Had nine points, 13 boards and three assists at Georgia and eight points, 12 rebounds and five blocks vs. Arkansas.

Started all 30 games as a sophomore, averaging 8.0 ppg and a team-leading 6.9 rpg and 2.4 bpg (second in the SEC). Scored a career-high 19 points and added five rebounds and two blocks in NIT first-round game vs. Southern Miss. Reached double figures in scoring nine times. Led team in rebounding 14 times. Recorded double-doubles vs. Nicholls State (18 points, 10 boards) and Alabama (15 points, 11 boards). Posted 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks vs. Ole Miss. Named team's Most Outstanding Rebounder.

As a freshman, was the co-winner of the Greg Pratt Award, which goes to the school's top freshman student-athlete. Played 11.3 minutes per game, averaging 3.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 0.8 bpg. Scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. LSU. Notched eight points, five rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes vs. Arkansas-Little Rock.

1996-97 31 42 86 .488 10 19 .526 76 7 94 3.0
1997-98 30 89 177 .503 61 99 .616 208 22 239 8.0
1998-99 33 88 180 .489 63 97 .649 247 29 239 7.2
1999-00 34 100 187 .535 103 155 .665 267 18 303 8.9
TOTALS 128 319 630 .506 237 370 .641 798 76 875 6.8
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