First-year graduate student who began his career at Memphis ... missed the 2005-06 season recovering from an ACL injury suffered in the summer of 2005 ... played first full season in 2004-05 after seeing limited action in his first two campaigns due to injuries ... played in 28 games at Memphis where he averaged 0.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game and blocked six shots ... missed most of the 2003-04 season with a medical condition ... saw action in three games in 2003-04 before a medical check-up found blood clots near his lungs ... did not play or practice the remainder of the 2003-04 season ... played in two games as a true freshman in 2002-03, but missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for a stress fracture in his lower leg.
As a Senior at Memphis (2005-06) Missed the 2005-06 season while recovering from an ACL injury suffered in the summer of 2005.
As a Junior at Memphis (2004-05) Played his first full season in a Memphis uniform after injury-plagued freshman and sophomore years ... averaged 0.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 23 games ... blocked five shots ... shot 60 percent from the foul line (6-of-10) ... posted two points and six rebounds vs. Maryland ... scored a career-high three points vs. Arkansas State ... pulled down a career-best seven boards vs. Syracuse ... had five rebounds in the season opener vs. Savannah State ... saw action in six of eight postseason contests, including three of four NIT games ... averaged 0.7 points and 1.7 boards in three Conference USA Tournament games ... grabbed two rebounds vs. USF in the semifinals ... had two points and three boards vs. Saint Louis in the C-USA Tournament opening round.
As a Sophomore at Memphis (2003-04) Missed the majority of the season after a mid-December check-up found blood clots near his lungs ... was cleared to travel with the team for the first time since early December when he made a Jan. 31 trip to TCU ... traveled with the team the rest of the season, but did not dress for games ... played in three games prior to the discovery of the medical condition ... had one board and the first steal of his career vs. Tennessee Martin ... scored his first career point vs. Fordham ... also grabbed three boards vs. the Rams.
As a Freshman at Memphis (2002-03) Received a medical hardship waiver after undergoing surgery Nov. 5, 2002 to have a metal rod placed in his lower leg to repair a stress fracture to his tibia suffered in practice on Nov. 1 ... played a total of two minutes in mid-December games against Missouri and Ole Miss before a decision was made to petition the NCAA for a medical redshirt which sidelined him the remainder of the year ... had a second surgery on the leg during the summer of 2003.
High School Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C. (head coach Tony Fozard) ... averaged 18.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as the team's most valuable player as a senior ... averaged 18.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game as a junior ... Mount Zion is a perennial national power which has produced such players as Donald Little (Cincinnati) and Rodney White (Charlotte) as well as NBA All-Star and Houston Rocket guard Tracy McGrady ... was salutatorian of the senior class at Mount Zion.
Personal Full name is Almamy Seny Amadou Yattabary Thiero ... graduated with a bachelor's degree in French from Memphis in May 2006 ... currently taking graduate courses in sports leadership at Duquesne ... has nine brothers and sisters ... has a son, Amadou Almamy Thiero ... date of birth: 9/7/83.
CAREER STATS FOR ALMAMY THIERO
* - at Memphis
HIGH GAMES: Points - 3 vs. Arkansas State (Jr.) Rebounds - 7 vs. Syracuse (Jr.) Assists - 1 vs. Savannah State (Jr.) Blocked Shots - 1, six times (vs. Cincinnati, Jr. last) Steals - 1 vs. Tennessee-Martin (So.) Minutes - 17 vs. Maryland (Jr.)