Overview: Signed in the fall of 2011 with Brad Brownell's program...long, athletic center that gives Clemson much needed size in the frontcourt...has the ability to block shots, something Clemson will need with the departure of Devin Booker in the post...runs the floor well...raw to the game, he has only played four years of organized basketball...appeared in 31 games as a true freshman, his minutes will increase tremendously as a sophomore...spent two years in the United States at famed basketball school Montverde Academy, playing for one of the most successful high school coaches in the nation, Kevin Boyle, as a senior...cousin of current Milwaukee Bucks player and former UCLA standout Luc Richard Mbah a Moute...recruited to Clemson by former assistant Rick Ray...majoring in pre-business.
In Italy (August 2013): Averaged 7.8 points and 11.5 rebounds per game...second on the team in both rebounding and blocked shots (11)...played 78 minutes, an average of 19.5 per game, with three starts...made 63 percent of his field goals (12-of-19)...posted 20 offensive rebounds, tied for second-best on the roster...grabbed 19 rebounds in the win over Vicenza All-Stars, including nine offensive, in just 26 minutes...also had trip-high 11 points in that contest...had five blocks against Indiana Pesre in the opener.
In 2012-13: Played in all 31 games as backup center to Booker...logged 206 minutes, an average of 6.6 per game...played behind veterans Booker and Milton Jennings, so his minutes will increase in his second season with the program...averaged 1.0 points and 1.4 rebounds per game...half of his rebound total (44) came on the offensive glass...blocked nine shots in limited minutes...shot just 34.3 percent from the field, but 70 percent at the free throw stripe...played 16 mintues off the bench in season opener against Presbyterian, where he contributed three rebounds and a blocked shot...posted six points and two offensive rebounds in 13 minutes at Furman...grabbed four offensive rebounds and blocked a shot in 12 minutes against a Gonzaga team that went on to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament...played 10 minutes against Florida A&M and scored two points...had four points and three rebounds against SC State...scored season-high eight points on 3-of-5 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws versus The Citadel...played eight minutes against Wake Forest and grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot...contributed two offensive rebounds and a block in seven minutes against Georgia Tech on Jan. 29...played seven minutes versus North Carolina and responded with four points and three rebounds...logged 13 minutes at Miami when Booker was in foul trouble and blocked a shot.
In High School: Three-star prospect according to most national recruiting services...rated as high as the nation's No. 19 prospect at the center position by ESPNU...No. 24 at his position according to Scout.com...led team to 23-4 overall record and No. 9 final standing in Powerade FAB 50 boys basketball rankings...helped team earn berth in ESPN Rise National High School Invitational, where it finished runner-up to Findlay Prep (NV)...posted eight points, four rebounds and two blocked shots in championship game but fouled out against a Findlay Prep team featuring two of the top post prospects in the country...also had three blocked shots in the tournament opener against La Lumiere...earned all-tournament honors at Kingdom of the Sun in Ocala, FL and at the Montverde Academy Invitational...coached by Kevin Boyle at Montverde...considered Florida State, George Washington and South Florida...born Apr. 9, 1994.