Mamadou N'diaye

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Mamadou N'diaye
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Mamadou N'diaye
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 255
Nationality: Senegalese
Born: 5/16/75
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Draft: 1st Round
Drafted By: Denver
College: Auburn University
NBA Career: 2000-2005
Mavs Tenure: 2004

Mamadou N'diaye (born May 16, 1975 in Dakar, Senegal) was signed by the Mavericks, as a free agent, on Janyary 6, 2004.

N'diaye played his high school basketball at a Prep School in Maine. He attended Auburn University where he eclipsed the all-time record for blocked shots set by Charles Barkley. Improving yearly while with the Tigers, N'diaye averaged 8.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 26.3 minutes-per-game of action.

The 7'0 center was drafted in the first round of the 2000 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. One of the oldest players ever drafted, at 25 years of age, Denver traded his rights (soon after the draft) to the Toronto Raptors as part of a six-player deal.

In his rookie season with the Raptors, he saw action in only three games and the next year in only five. Court-time picked up somewhat in N'diaye's third year in the league as he played in 22 games, averaging 5.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

After beginning the next season with the Asheville Altitude of the NBA D-League, the Mavericks signed N'diaye to a 10-day contract on January 16, 2006 and a second 1-day deal on January 16. With Dallas he saw action in only three games, playing a total of only seven minutes, averaging 0.3 rebounds and not scoring a point.

N'diaye completed the season with the Atlanta Hawks where he put up some of the best numbers of his NBA career. He played in 25 games averaging 3.9 points and a career-best 4.4 rebounds.

His final NBA action came in the 2004-2005 season with the Los Angeles Clippers when, appearing in 11 games he had averages of 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds.

Moving to Europe, N'diaye played several seasons for different teams including PAOK Thessaloniki BC of the Greek Pro League. His last known action was when he signed with Maccabi Haifi of the Israeli Pro League in February of 2010.