Born in Bamako, Mali... Played in an American high-school... Decided not to go to college... Drafted anyway... Played in the NBDL, semi-pro leagues in the States, Harlem Globtrotters and Lokomotiv Vody of Russia... Great athletic ability, huge shot blocker... Rebounding machine on both ends...
Selected in the 47th pick of 2001 draft by the Denver Nuggets
Selected for the 2001 McDonald's All-American game (DNP - sprained ankle)
Led the Premier League in Blocked Shots in 05/6 with a 2.5 average
Led the Premier League in Rebounds in 05/6 with a 10.1 average
Led the Premier League in Off. Rebounds in 05/6 with a 4.2 average
1st Team All-Premier League in 05/06
Named Defensive Player of the Year in the PL in 05/06