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Today In “That’s Just Not Fair”: The 7’5″ High School Basketball Player


In order to describe high school basketball player Mamadou Ndiaye, we probably first need to set some guidelines. At 6’8″, LeBron James is really tall. At 7’2″, Shaquille O’Neal is enormous. That would mean that at 7’5″, 17-year-old Ndiaye is super-duper-freaking tall.

Ndiaye, who wears a size 19 shoe, plays a great grab, turn and dunk game, which at times translates into him playing basketball. When you consider that he has nearly 2-plus feet on the competition, watching him play is like watching a grown man play against a group of small children on a 6-foot basketball hoop. It’s just not fair. In fact, it’s more funny than anything else. You can tell how frustrating it must be to line up against him just by the way the opposing team’s fans give their center a standing ovation just for winning the opening tip. One small victory… Watch:

It is somewhat of a feel good story, since Ndiaye did have a tumor removed from his pituitary gland, which is what’s believed to have caused his insane growth spurt. All signs point to Ndiaye being in good health. As for the kids who have to defend him from one night to the next, I imagine that little Timmy can’t wait for baseball season to start.

[BroBible, via Daily Mail]


  • Gregshort1

    This can’t be Ndiaye…Ndiaye is a 36 year old that plays for the lakers

  • http://profiles.google.com/suelk1 kenneth suel

    The window between conditioning, coordination and his body falling apart from stress may disallow any hope of a pro career.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GKHYJDR76I6JGNYEWDFQCO4QTA BillyP

    A shame he doesn’t play in a stronger high school league.  He’s not going to be able to do a lot of that stuff in college.  Looks to be basically another version of Manute Bol.


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