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Pitt Hoops Prospect Amdy Ndiaye Breaks Down Official Visit, Pitt Coaching Staff



Over the weekend, Pitt hosted class-of-2024 prospect Amdy Ndiaye for an official visit.

Ndiaye, a 6-foot-10 forward out of Putnam Science Academy (CT), took in the Panthers’ open practice, toured the facilities, and had a chance to bond with the Pitt hoops team and coaching staff all weekend.

“Pitt was a great experience,” Ndiaye told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “When you hear Pittsburgh, you going to think it’s in the middle of nowhere or something, but it’s great honestly. The vibe, the environment, I like it out there. It was a great experience, honestly.”

During Pitt’s practice, Ndiaye sat court side right next to the bench along with injured Pitt big man Papa Amadou Kante.

“Pittsburgh is a great team,” he said. “Last year, they had a great season. I was watching practice, and it was different. The environment, the energy. The players were happy to be there. They were excited to practice and play for Coach Capel. That’s something that I’m very excited about.”

Amdy Ndiaye

Amdy Ndiaye on his Pitt visit

Following the practice, Ndiaye stayed on the court with Pitt associate head coach Amdy Ndiaye and learned from the Panthers assistant.

“Coach O’Toole, he’s a great coach,” he said. “Everybody knows Coach O’Toole and how energetic he is and everything. He’s just got a plan for me. He’s got a plan for me, and he’s somebody that I can really trust. He believes in my game. And the staff. Coach Capel, he’s a great coach. Everybody knows Coach Capel around college basketball, he played with Duke and everything. The whole Pittsburgh coaching staff is amazing, honestly.”

As for Ndiaye’s game, he last played for Long Island Lutheran and will now play for basketball powerhouse Putnam Science Academy this year. When breaking down his talents for PSN, he used one word to summarize his skill set: versatile.

“I am the player on the team who is able to almost do everything, like, making shots, switching on guards, be able to guard one through five, be able to score in any position from the three-point line to the paint,” he added. ” I do the little stuff: get rebounds, go for the shot block. The player who will be doing everything. That’s how I define my game.”

Ndiaye is currently unranked on 247 Sports and Rivals, but he holds an offer from Pitt, College of Charleston, and Eastern Michigan. Ndiaye has visited Rutgers and Saint Bonaventure so far, and has plans to take an official to College of Charleston soon. He also told PSN that he may schedule another visit to either Wake Forest or Providence.

“I was thinking, right now it’s just complicated because I’m thinking of where I want to go. I want to do that before the season starts. I’m thinking by the end of next month [November].”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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