Nov. 20, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
On Thursday morning, Cowboy basketball head coach Heath Schroyer announced the signing of Amath M'Baye (Pronounced: A-maught, M-Bay) to a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Wyoming. M'Baye will enroll at Wyoming for the fall semester of 2009 and begin his Cowboy career at that time. The early signing period has now ended.
"We are really, really excited about signing Amath," said Schroyer. "He fits a need that I feel our program really needs for the future. He is 6'9" and plays the game with a very high motor. He is a great rebounder but also has very good perimeter skills and can step out and shoot the ball. He has the versatility that will fit nicely in our system.
"I think Amath has the chance to not only be a good player, but a great one. He is a quality young man and a very good student. This is a great day for Cowboy basketball."
Amath M'Baye , 6-9, 205, Forward, France (Stoneridge Prep)
Amath M'Baye will come to the University of Wyoming from Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif. M'Baye was born in Senegal but moved to France during his childhood.
M'Baye is currently in his first season at Stoneridge Prep, which is three games into the 2008-09 season. Through those first three games, M'Baye is averaging 16 points and eight rebounds a game.
Prior to making the trip to America and Stoneridge Prep, M'Baye spent the summer of 2008 playing on two elite teams. He played on both the Africa Adidas Nations Team as well as the French Hoops AAU team. With the Africa Adidas Nations Team, he averaged 14 points and six rebounds a game. With the French Hoops AAU team, he averaged 15 points and six rebounds a game.