Wiry “stretch-4” power forward originally from Dakar, Senegal who developed into an ACC-level contributor over his final two seasons … Excellent size, length and skill level allows him to play inside and out … Has a 7-foot-3 wingspan … Capable shot-blocker who can run the floor, handle the ball, shoot jump shots and defend multiple positions … Set to graduate in May, 2019 with his bachelor’s degree in business administration … Enrolled at Central Park Christian School in Birmingham in October 2012 as part of the school’s exchange program … On a list of the top players in the state of Alabama compiled by AL.com, Gueye was No. 4 … Played in only eight games as a freshman and sat out the 2015-16 season as a redshirt.
Emerged as a quality complement to James Banks in the frontcourt in conference play, but played most of the season as his backup … Played very well over eight-game stretch before 2/13 at Virginia Tech (missed Clemson and Louisville with medical condition), scoring in double figures seven times and averaging 12.0 points and 5.1 rebounds while hitting a career-best 52.6 percent of his shots from the floor … Was Tech’s high scorer three times (14 at Duke, 14 vs. UNC, 15 at FSU) during that stretch … Played off the bench in Tech’s last eight games as Jackets switched back to a 4-out, 1-in alignment (11.9 mpg, 4.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 16-30 FG) … Started the first six games of the season (6.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg) … Gave way to James Banks in the starting lineup Dec. 1, but returned to start alongside Banks in seven ACC games beginning Jan. 12 at Syracuse … Matched career-high of 16 points (7-7 FG) with eight rebounds in 19 minutes against Kennesaw State on the eve of the conference season.
Started 15 straight games prior to Virginia on Feb. 21, averaging 8.5 points (52 pct. FG) and 5.8 rebounds, with 14 assists, 22 blocks and 12 steals … Double-figure points in seven of those games … Averaged 6.5 points (50 pct. FG) and 4.5 rebounds in ACC play, averaging 22.3 minutes (career-high 39 at Louisville) … Played just 27 minutes last four reglar-season games with Moses Wright getting the starts, but came off the bench to play most of the second half of Tech’s ACC Tournament game against Boston College (14 minutes, eight points, 4-5 FG, eight rebounds) … Started first eight games of the season, 23 total … Disruptive on the defensive end (33 blocked shots, 20 steals), became a dependable scorer in the post and a good passer on the offensive end (33 assists) … Tech’s third-leading rebounder (4.4 per game) overall … Snared six or more rebounds in 13 games … Scored career-high 16 points at Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, matched career-high nine rebounds against Yale and Louisville.
Started Tech’s first three games and came off the bench exclusively after that, working at the “4” and “5” positions … Playing time was slowly rising when he fractured his wrist Feb. 1 at Clemson, sidelining him for the rest of the season … Played 28 effective minutes in back-to-back game vs. Louisville and Clemson, and had eight good minutes (1-2 FG, 2 blocks, 3 rebounds) against FSU … Averaging 10.1 minutes per game (played a total of 34 minutes in eight games as a freshman in 2014-15, sat out 2015-16 season as a redshirt) … Played in eight ACC games for a total of 56 minutes … Averaging 2.5 rebounds, fourth on the team … Grabbed a career-best nine boards against Ohio, and took six in just four minutes at Penn State … Had six in 18 minutes against Alcorn State .. Made 11-of-28 shots from the floor, blocked 12 shots … Scored career-high five points against Alcorn State, getting the first four on stickbacks in his first two possessions on the floor along with two assists and two blocks in a four-minute stretch.
Sat out the season as a redshirt after playing in eight games (34 total minutes) as a freshman in 2014-15 … Wiry forward who plays the four-spot but is quick and athletic enough to defend the three … Averaged 13.3 minutes in three games on Tech’s August trip to the Bahamas, averaging 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 points … Top game was seven points and five boards in game 2 vs. Providence Storm.
Played in eight games, four in the ACC … Played a career-high eight minutes in each game against North Carolina, scoring a basket in the Feb. 21 game in Chapel Hill … Made his collegiate debut against Alabama A&M, playing six minutes … Tip-in field goal at the halftime buzzer for his only points.
Coached by Donovan Broadnax at Central Park Christian … Averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as a senior to help the Eagles win the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division 1A Championship … Named the defensive MVP of the championship … Averaged 11 points and nine rebounds in his first season at Central Park Christian in 2012-13 … Honor Roll student … Also played for the Birmingham Ice on the AAU circuit.
Full name is Abdoulaye Gueye, pronounced “ahb-doo-LIE Guhy” … Goes by the nickname “A.D.” … Born November 24, 1994 in Dakar, Senegal … Son of Ousmane and Ndeye Gueye, has three older sisters and one brother … Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA is the player after whom he models his game … Majoring in business administration.