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#11 Baye Ndongo

Baye Ndongo - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Experience HS
Height 6-9
Weight 214
Hometown Mboro, Senegal
Last School Putnam (Conn.) Science Academy
Major Literature, Media and Communications
Year Freshman
Baye Ndongo - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

General

Versatile, skilled and athletic forward who was rated a four-star prospect by On3, three-star by Rivals and 247Sports … Nationally, was ranked as high as No. 120 by Rivals and No. 23 among power forwards … Chose the Yellow Jackets over Michigan and Nebraska after originally committing to Rutgers in January … Described by his Putnam coach and Tech coaches as having explosive athleticism, high motor, excellent ball handler and passer for a big, solid perimeter shooter, rebounds well, defends multiple positions and is an instinctive shot-blocker … Has a 7-foot, 2-inch wingspan … Grew up in a soccer family, but an older sister persuaded him to trying basketball at age 14 … Has three brothers and five sisters … Majoring in literature, media and communications … Last name pronounced “nDON-go” (pronounce the N with no vowel after)

High School

Played the 2022-23 season at Putnam Science Academy for coach Josh Scraba, helping lead the team to its fourth national prep school championship in five years … Helped lead Putnam to the national prep school championship and a 38-3 record … Averaged 8.3 points and 4.8 rebounds with three double-doubles, and shot 59.2 percent from inside the three-point arc … Season highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds … Had 14 points, 5 rebounds in the national championship game, including two free throws with one second left to seal Putnam’s victory … Attended Denver (Colo.) in 2021-22 and the first half of 2022-23 before transferring to Putnam … Before that, attended the Darrow School in Lebanon, N.Y. for two years

International Basketball

Most recently played for Senegal’s U19 team in the U19 World Cup in 2021 … Averaged 7.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks over seven games … Notched double-doubles in two games Senegal won against Argentina (14 points, 14 rebounds, four assists) and Latvia (12 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, four blocks)

Coach Stoudamire says:  “Baye is a versatile and talented forward who has the ability to play on the perimeter as well as with his back to the basket. He’s a terrific rebounder and a relentless competitor. He’s humble, thankful and appreciative, which are qualities we place high value on here at Georgia Tech.”

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