Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 01/18/20 3:00 PM

Desmet 6’10” junior post Sekou Gassama is one of the more intriguing long term big men in the Midwest in the 2021 class.  He has excellent size, length, and mobility.  Defensively and rebounding he is very adept at making an impact on that end of the floor.  Runs the court well.  His offensive game continues to be a work in progress, but you see glimpses of what he could become down the line.  PrepHoops caught up with Gassama recently to chat about his junior campaign at Desmet.

“We are doing pretty good so far.  I am getting back because I was out for the first five games because I was hurt.  I coming back now and getting in shape.  Everything is going well now.”

What areas has he focused on in his game this season?

“Since the summer I think I have been working on a lot of my physical stuff.  It is key in high school basketball to be ready physically and to play hard.”

Gassama already has multiple high major offers.  He rattled off a list of programs that have already extended scholarships.

“LSU, TCU, Kansas State, Tulsa, Missouri State, Illinois State, St. Louis, and Indiana State.”


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