Has played in 44 career games ... came to the United States in August of 2010 after playing club basketball in his native Senegal for two years ... grew up playing soccer ... did not begin playing basketball until age 10 ... has a seven-foot, one-and-one-half inch wingspan.
As a Sophomore (2012-13)
Sat out the first semester to concentrate on academics ... made his return in the Atlantic 10 opener at Fordham with four points and four rebounds in 10 minutes ... followed that with a season-high eight rebounds in 15 minutes vs. Saint Joseph's ... had four rebounds and a pair of steals in 16 minutes off the bench at Butler ... played in 12 of 13 conference games before an ankle injury sidelined him at La Salle ... did not play vs. Charlotte before seeing limited action in the season finale at Richmond ... underwent surgery on April 5, 2012 to repair the meniscus in his left knee ... was cleared to begin working out on August 27 ... reinjured the same knee in practice on October 30 ... underwent additional surgery on Nov. 15 before being cleared to practice on Dec. 4.
As a Freshman (2011-12)
Was one of two non-starters to see action in all 31 games ... started six times ... averaged 2.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... shot .468 from the field and .381 (8-of-21) from the foul line ... had his best game as a Duke in his first career start with eight points and nine rebounds in 29 minutes to help DU to a 75-64 win at George Mason on Dec. 21 ... went 4-of-8 with three dunks vs. the Patriots ... attempted just 12 field goals in 11 games prior to his breakout at George Mason (he had not scored more than two points in his 11 previous games) ... added eight points and seven rebounds in 11 minutes at Saint Louis on Jan. 21 and followed that with seven points and five boards in 15 minutes vs. La Salle ... had five rebounds in 18 minutes at Temple ... tied his career high for a second time with eight points (4-of-5 with two dunks) vs. Dayton on Feb. 22 ... followed that by playing just 21 minutes in the final four games ... was third on the team with 10 dunks ... injured his left knee in a July 13 summer league game prior to the season ... underwent arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus August 1.
Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif. (head coach Patrick Tatham) ... averaged 14.0 points and 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game at Stoneridge Prep ... played AAU ball for Double Pump Elite ... played for the Jaraaf basketball club in Medina, Dakar for two years prior to coming to the United States ... averaged 15.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 4.0 blocks in his final year with Jaraaf.
Speaks seven languages: French, English, Arabic, Soninke, Serere, Wolof and Poular ... grew up in Medina, Dakar ... is the second-oldest of eight children ... has six sisters (one older) and a younger brother ... his father, Datt Oumar, is a teacher and his mother, Fatima Diallo, is a store owner ... grew up playing soccer before an aunt got him interested in basketball when he was 10 ... enjoys studying ... has a particular interest in computer science ... has ridden camels in neighboring Mauritania ... considered UCSB, Texas Tech and Cleveland State in addition to Duquesne ... undeclared liberal arts major ... full name is Mamadou Oumar Datt ... date of birth: 10/10/92.