Mississippi State basketball signee Fallou Ndoye, a 6-foot-11 center, has been declared a partial qualifier by the NCAA and will be able to begin his college playing career in the 2014-15 season, the school said today.
Ndoye received his academic clearance via an initial eligibility waiver, and he is not eligible to play this coming season. But he will be on scholarship this season while taking a redshirt, and he will have a full four years of eligibility.
“The NCAA Eligibility Center did the right thing by granting Fallou this waiver,” MSU coach Rick Ray said in a statement. “All the young man has ever done is successfully complete the course work at his schools. Our compliance department did a terrific job in presenting this case to the NCAA and staying on top of the situation. This upcoming season will be extremely beneficial for Fallou’s development.”
A native of Senegal, Ndoye played for powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada last season, averaging 7.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He’s one of eight members from that team to sign with a BCS school. Findlay went 35-1.