Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hawks sign former Boston College recruit

For the second time this year, Saint Joseph's has benefited from a coaching change.

Ron Roberts was ticketed for St. John's until Norm Roberts was fired. Ron Roberts signed with St. Joe's last spring. Papa Samba Ndao, a 6-8 forward originally from Senegal, was going to Boston College until Al Skinner was fired. Then, he reopened his recruiting and now has signed with the Hawks.

Ndao will be eligible to play after Christmas, but very likely will redshirt this season. His final two schools were Colorado and St. Joe's.

Ndao played at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, where he was a teammate of Villanova freshman James Bell on an absolutely loaded team with players who signed with Maryland, Marquette and Delaware. Another player is a freshman at Harvard. Ndao did not score much, but that was not necessary on his team.

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"Papa is a very defensive-minded player and I'm intrigued by the versatility he will bring to our team," St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli said. "Coming from the Montverde program, he clearly understands the work ethic necessary to advance his game."

The reason Ndao did not start school in the fall is he went home and spent some time in Senegal.

- Dick Jerardi

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