Bob Huggins sees basketball potential better than anyone and he is one of the only coaches to offer the enormously athletically gifted Seny Ndiaye. Ndiaye, a 6’11 210 pound center currently playing for the powerhouse program Huntington Prep, is very, very raw, but has massive potential.
Ndiaye, a native of Senegal, is teammates with future Mountaineer Isaiah Cottrell, who is a 4 star Top 100 recruit in the 2020 class and will come to Morgantown to play for West Virginia next season. As Bob Huggins attempt to open up a pipeline from Huntington Prep to Morgantown, bringing Cottrell and Ndiaye would be a great start. Ndiaye currently averages 2.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in two games in a reserve role for the ultra-talented Huntington Prep team.
Although Ndiaye has yet to decide, it certainly seems like he’s a West Virginia lean right now. He also holds offers from Providence, Washington State and St. John’s, but West Virginia was the first to offer and he’s ready to announce soon. I spoke with him recently and when asked when he expects to commit, Ndiaye said, “Very soon God willing.”
Hopefully Huggins can lock down this commitment before more coaches and teams become aware of this incredibly gifted big man. This is a player with unlimited potential and traits similar to former Mountaineer Sagaba Konate. This is a prototypical Bob Huggins’ project player who will one day be exceptional in the right system. The right place for Seny Ndiaye is West Virginia University.