Posted On: 01/19/20 3:00 PM

At 6’9” Desmet (MO) 2021 center Yaya Keita has a grown man’s body already as a junior in high school.  From a physical standpoint he will be ready to go on day one in college.  Offensively his best moves when we saw him at the recent Highland Shootout came on a powerful spin on the block and a put back on the glass.  Like what he brings to the table as a rebounder with his ability to grab balls in traffic and crash the offensive glass.  Defensively he is a shot blocker and has pretty good mobility for his strength. 

How is the season going so far?

“We are playing well and having a great season so far.  We are looking forward to winning more games.  We won a big game against CBC.  My junior year this has been a great season for me.  Last year I didn’t go so far because I was hurt.  This year we stepped up strong and it is going really good for me.”

Keita is known for his prowess on the defensive end, but what about his offense?

“Offensively as you know I always go for offensive rebounds.  I don’t give up.  When the

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