Junior center grew up in the southern half of the Saharan desert.
Suffered knee injury in season opener at Saint Louis and missed nine games...Played in 24 games and made one start at Northern Iowa...Scored a season-high 10 points at Northern Iowa...Shot a team-high .453 from the field.
Sat out the season according to NCAA rules after transferring from Illinois.
Academic All-Big Ten...Played in 11 games on the season...Grabbed an offensive rebound at Hawaii (Nov. 16)...Also had a rebound vs. Purdue (Feb. 13)...Scored a basket and grabbed a rebound at Northwestern (Feb. 17).
Played in 17 games on the season, totaling five points...Saw first career action in opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11)...Grabbed first career rebound vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14)...Had two rebounds vs. Lipscomb (Nov. 17)...Scored three points in a career-high 13 minutes vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Hit a free throw and took a charge in 12 minutes vs. Gonzaga (Dec. 3)...Had two rebounds at Nebraska (Feb. 18).
Attended final two years of high school in the United States after arriving from Mali...Spent his senior year at Huntington Prep in West Virginia after attending Progressive Christian Academy in Maryland as a junior...Averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as a senior, helping lead Huntington Prep to a 25-3 record against a national schedule...Scored a season-high 25 points vs. Kestrel Heights (N.C.)...High school coach at Huntington Prep was Rob Fulford...Played for the DC Assault AAU program.
Completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry and pursued a master's degree during his final year at SIU...Born Dec. 15, 1991 in Bamako, Mali...Given name is Ibrahima, but goes by Ibby...Parents are Ogomaly dit Mamadou Djimde and Djimde Fatoumata Guindo...One of six children, he has two older brothers, an older sister and younger twin brothers...Also played soccer growing up...Speaks five languages...Majoring in International Studies.