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According to KGWN-TV in Cheyenne, former Wyoming forward Amath M’Baye (pronounced A-maught M-buy) posted on his Facebook page late Sunday that he was headed to OU. Earlier Sunday, OUInsider.com reported that M’Baye intended to transfer to the Sooners.
Should he make it official during the current signing period, M’Baye would give OU a 6-9, 210-pound forward who emerged late last season, his second with Wyoming.
M’Baye averaged 12 points and a team-leading 5.7 rebounds for the Cowboys last year. He was most productive in February, when he scored 21 points against TCU, a career-high 27 against Air Force, and put up 24 points and 7 rebounds in a 90-77 loss to Kruger’s UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.
Wyoming finished 10-21 and fired Heath Schroyer, the coach who had signed M’Baye out of Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif in November of 2008. The Cowboys hired Florida assistant Larry Shyatt March 31, and announced M’Baye’s decision to leave the program April 8.
M’Baye would have to sit out the 2011-12 season per NCAA transfer rules, as Romero Osby did last season after transferring to OU from Mississippi State.
Osby can step in and help Andrew Fitzgerald, the Sooners’ leading returning scorer and rebounder, on OU’s front line next season. M’Baye would join both of them beginning in 2012-13, and have two years of eligibility remaining.
At Stoneridge, M’Baye was rated the nation’s No. 51 prep small forward by ESPN. He also developed while playing for the U20 French National Team, the French Hoops AAU team and the Africa Adidas Nations team.
He was born in Senegal but moved to France as a child.
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