Posted On: 05/15/19 5:00 AM
Mo Njie, a class of 2020 center from Centerville, is one of the best long-term post prospects you will find on the UAA. Listed at 6-foot-9 and 230 pounds with a 7-foot-4 wingspan, Njie is a forceful inside presence who blocks shots and rebounds at a high rate.
“I didn’t start playing until the 6th grade. My parents wanted me to focus on school. When I came to high school. I played JV and then I dressed varsity since then,” said Njie, who turned 17 last month. “I’m more of a defensive player. I can block shots, I can rebound really well. Help other guys communicate on defense, especially on screens. Offensively, I’m just a presence in the post. Kick it out to guys that are wide open and seeing the whole floor. It’s a big advantage with our team against others.”
Njie’s ability to repel shots at the basket is one reason why C2K Elite is off to a 10-2 start on the UAA. He has 6 offers now from Xavier, Toledo, Dayton, Providence, VCU, and most recently Akron. With interest from the likes Purdue, Clemson, Syracuse, Virginia, and West Virginia, one would expect more offers to flow in soon.
What can he bring to a college program?
“Definitely my presence. As big as I am, I can be a game changer for teams. With my communication defensively and offensively my aggressiveness, the way I come out ready to go every single time. If I bring that energy to the team, I feel like we’re going to be really good.”
TONIGHT on the 4th Quarter on @ABC22FOX45 we feature @Elk_Basketball rising junior @MONJIE_5. If you haven't noticed, he's kind of big deal, and one of the catalysts for the team's 13 game winning streak! pic.twitter.com/nP1uaVpUnE
— Reggie Wilson (@ReggieWilson_) February 18, 2019
Mo Njie is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-three prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Ohio’s 2020 class, click here.