The Post Standard is reporting that Syracuse University has received a commitment from Senegalese Center Baye Moussa Keita, who is currently enrolled at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.
Keita, a junior, stands 6'10" and is expected campus in the fall of 2010. While you wouldn't expect his high school coach to say anything negative about him, Oak Hill coach Steve Smith claimed Keita may be the best in a long line of players from Senegal to come through Oak Hill, saying:
"He's a legit 6-10, he runs like a deer and he's very skilled. He's going to be a very good player."
Syracuse has been very successful recruiting wing players and guards, so this is great news and keeps the team on very solid footing for the future.
While we are all more than happy that Keita will be wearing Orange, his Oak Hill Profile is projecting even bigger things for him, as they list him at 6'11." For those of you too lazy to click on the link, a few other facts you need to be aware of - he loves a good burger, Michael Jordan is his idol and oddly enough, the Utah Jazz are his favorite team. They'd move up my list if longshot Gerry McNamara somehow makes the team.