Georgia Tech radio voice Andy Demetra chats with Georgia Tech senior forward Abdoulaye Gueye
A wiry “stretch-4” power forward originally from Dakar, Senegal who developed into an ACC-level player as Tech got to the conference portion of the schedule his junior year, and has been an integral part of the Yellow Jackets’ post rotation the last two seasons.
Enrolled at Central Park Christian School in Birmingham in October 2012 as part of the school’s exchange program, Gueye came to Tech in 2013 and played eight games as a freshman before re-shirting in the 2014-15 season. He is completing his degree requirements this semester for a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Here’s more from Gueye…
How did you decide to come to Georgia Tech?
“I wanted to go to a high-level basketball school.”
What are three words you can use to describe yourself?
“Friendly, outgoing and funny.”
Did you play another sport before you settled on basketball, and how good were you at it?
“Soccer. I was a natural. It was my natural sport.”
If you could play a musical instrument, what would it be?
Is there a story behind the jersey number you wear?
“Everything is the number 7, so I picked 34 because it adds to 7.”
Is there one thing that you’ve never done or tired that you would like to do?
“Swim with a shark.”
Tell us something about yourself that no one knows.
“My mom taught me how to shoot a basketball.”
When you shoot alone in the gym, what music do you listen to?
“Rap. I like Future.”
Do you have a pregame routine you follow, or have any superstitions?
“I do have a pregame routine, but I am not superstitious, whatever happens happens.”
Who’s the worst dancer on the team?
Who’s the best dancer on the team?
Who’s the one person you’d like to play one-on-one and why?
“Ves [Sylvester Ogbonda].”
Would you beat him?
Besides your phone is their one thing you must pack for a road trip?