Ibby Djimde
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    Ibby  Djimde

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Bamako, Mali

    High School:
    Huntington Prep (W. Va.)

    Last College:
    Illinois

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 255

    Position:
    C

    Birthdate:
    12/15/1991


    01/19/2015

    Basketball opens new doors for Mali native Ibby Djimde

    Junior center grew up in the southern half of the Saharan desert.

    CAREER STATS

    2014-15 JUNIOR
    Game-By-Game Stats

    2013-14
    Will sit out the season after transferring from Illinois.

    2012-13 SOPHOMORE
    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).

    2011-12 FRESHMAN
    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).

    HIGH SCHOOL
    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.

    PERSONAL
    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.

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