Youssou Ndoye, a possible selection in the second round of the NBA Draft, has made plans as a player willing to sign overseas in order to create opportunities as a draft-and-stash pick, a league source told RealGM.
Out of Senegal, the seven-foot Ndoye has played basketball for just the last seven years of his life. In recent drafts, many American prospects have declined the request of NBA teams to be selected late in the second round only if the player accepts being stashed overseas for at least one season. Ndoye, however, is prepared to play overseas in such a scenario.
Ndoye has worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, with visits remaining to teams that include the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards.
Ndoye, 23, averaged 11.8 points and 10.1 rebounds in his senior season at St. Bonaventure. He played at the Portsmouth Invitational in April.