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Posted On: 07/30/18 5:22 PM
The Utah Mountain Stars 16U played extremely well this past live period. Even more impressive, they did so while playing up. One of the key prospects on the team who aided the team greatly in their success was Mady Sissoko.
Sissoko, a 6’9 PF/C 2020 from Wasatch Academy, is relatively new to basketball. However, he is an absolute monster. He is strong and possesses an extremely soft touch around the rim.
Further, he has a good motor and rotates well in help side. He has a knack for coming over and blocking shots as well as collecting tough rebounds. Athletically, there might not be a more blessed prospect in the state of Utah.
Sissoko is highly sought after. He was turning heads throughout July due to his uncoachables and how much he has progressed in such a short period of time.
Sissoko claims that he has offers from BYU, Utah State, Utah, Southern Utah, and UVU for in-state schools. He also noted that he has offers from 3 California schools as well as Colorado and Oregon State.
As far as interest is concerned, he mentioned Arizona, Kentucky, and Oregon. Sissoko already has plenty of offers. However, there is no question that he will add more offers very soon.
He has a rare mixture of athleticism and strength with a strong skill set that is only going to continue to get better over time. He has the potential to play the game at an extremely high level.
When asked about his preference for schools, he noted that his end goal is to play professional basketball. Thus, he wants to attend a school that is going to aid him in attaining that goal. Some of the things he stated would be important to him are “a good coach” and great program”. Further, he wants to play in a tough conference that is going to challenge him.
Sissoko is the top prospect in the class of 2020 in Utah. Further, he is one of the top overall prospects in this class nationally. There is no question that he is a high major prospect who is oozing with upside.
With that said, he mentioned that he is working to improve his “footwork and [his] jump shot.” Sissoko is extremely strong and does have good footwork on the block. With that said, at times in July, he did get pushed off of his spot and have to take a more difficult shot.
Sissoko is a prospect whom many coaches should be watching and recruiting heavily. He has the potential to be a big time prospect. Prospects like him are extremely rare. He has a good motor and feel for the game. His goal of playing professionally is far from out of the question.