Mississippi State’s thin frontcourt got thinner this week with the announcement that sophomore forward Fallou Ndoye intends to transfer.
Head coach Ben Howland met with Ndoye on Monday and announced his transfer following the Bulldogs’ 93-69 win over Northern Colorado in Jackson on Wednesday night.
“I have nothing but good things to say about Fallou,” Howland said. “He’s a great kid and his teammates love him. I just think this is a good move for him because this level is not one where he’s going to get a lot of minutes. I think playing at a lower Division I will give him an opportunity to do that.”
The 6-foot-10, 242-pounder from Senegal had appeared in six games this season scoring two points and grabbing seven rebounds in 45 minutes of action.
In all, Ndoye appeared in 36 games during his MSU career with six starts. He averaged 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds.
The former three-star prospect was signed by former Bulldogs coach Rick Ray in 2013. Ndoye had offers from Florida Atlantic, Jacksonville, Nevada, USC and Virginia Tech during his initial time through the recruiting process.
Ndoye is the second player to transfer this semester joining Demetrius Houston. Maurice Dunlap and Oliver Black have also transferred since Howland arrived.