Young Yellow Jacket student-athletes part of a deep group of post players
Roommates Abdoulaye Gueye and Sylvester Ogbonda are helping, battling each other with everything
Big men Charles Mitchell and Nick Jacobs are ready to make an impact
Yellow Jackets to play free intrasquad event at McCamish Pavilion
Meet Tech's freshman forward from Dakar, Senegal, by way of Birmingham, Ala.
Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.
On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.
Monday saw the Yellow Jackets visit the campus of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in China.
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Three-star power forward originally from Dakar, Senegal who enrolled at Central Park Christian School in Birmingham in October 2012 as part of the school's exchange program ... Excellent size, length and skill level allows him to play inside and out ... Has a 7-foot-3 wingspan ... A shot-blocker who can run the floor, handle the ball, shoot jump shots and defend multiple positions ... On a list of the top players in the state of Alabama compiled by AL.com, Gueye was No. 4 ... Played in only eight games as a freshman and sat out the 2015-16 season as a redshirt.
2016-17 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started Tech's first three games and came off the bench exclusively after that, working at the "4" and "5" positions ... Playing time was slowly rising when he fractured his wrist Feb. 1 at Clemson, sidelining him for the rest of the season ... Played 28 effective minutes in back-to-back game vs. Louisville and Clemson, and had eight good minutes (1-2 FG, 2 blocks, 3 rebounds) against FSU ... Averaging 10.1 minutes per game (played a total of 34 minutes in eight games as a freshman in 2014-15, sat out 2015-16 season as a redshirt) ... Played in eight ACC games for a total of 56 minutes ... Averaging 2.5 rebounds, fourth on the team ... Grabbed a career-best nine boards against Ohio, and took six in just four minutes at Penn State ... Had six in 18 minutes against Alcorn State .. Made 11-of-28 shots from the floor, blocked 12 shots ... Scored career-high five points against Alcorn State, getting the first four on stickbacks in his first two possessions on the floor along with two assists and two blocks in a four-minute stretch.
Sat out the season as a redshirt after playing in eight games (34 total minutes) as a freshman in 2014-15 ... Wiry forward who plays the four-spot but is quick and athletic enough to defend the three ... Averaged 13.3 minutes in three games on Tech's August trip to the Bahamas, averaging 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 points ... Top game was seven points and five boards in game 2 vs. Providence Storm.
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in eight games, four in the ACC ... Played a career-high eight minutes in each game against North Carolina, scoring a basket in the Feb. 21 game in Chapel Hill ... Made his collegiate debut against Alabama A&M, playing six minutes ... Tip-in field goal at the halftime buzzer for his only points.
Coached by Donovan Broadnax at Central Park Christian ... Averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as a senior to help the Eagles win the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division 1A Championship ... Named the defensive MVP of the championship ... Averaged 11 points and nine rebounds in his first season at Central Park Christian in 2012-13 ... Honor Roll student ... Also played for the Birmingham Ice on the AAU circuit.
Full name is Abdoulaye Gueye, pronounced "ahb-doo-LIE Guhy" ... Goes by the nickname "A.D." ... Born November 24, 1994 in Dakar, Senegal ... Son of Ousmane and Ndeye Gueye, has three older sisters and one brother ... Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA is the player after whom he models his game ... Majoring in business administration.