LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – Two of the best qualities to have in a player are length and athleticism. That’s exactly what the Aggies are getting by signing Sabou Gueye.
Announced by head coach Jody Adams Birch Friday’s transfer from Northwest Florida State College will suit the Aggies in 2022-23.
Sabou Gueye | G | So. | 5-9 | Thiès, Senegal/Northwest Florida State College
Hailing from Senegal, the skilled guard most recently played at Sunshine State where he shared a campus with new Aggie men’s basketball head coach Greg Heier. The lanky guard arrives in Las Cruces with three years of eligibility remaining.
· In her second season with the Raiders, she appeared in all 30 games and made four starts while helping lead Northwest Florida to an impressive 27-3 overall record.
· Despite averaging just over 11 minutes of playing time per game to rank eighth on the team, Gueye grabbed 4.7 rebounds per game to rank second on the team. She also averaged 6.3 points per game in Northwest Florida.
· During the 2021-22 campaign, she recorded a career-high 16 points in a win over Bishop State CC and hit double-digit points six times.
· She also grabbed a career-high 15 boards in a narrow win over South Plains College and had five or more rebounds 14 times last season.
· In his first season with the Raiders, Gueye appeared in 21 games and scored a season-high 13 points against Santa Fe on January 23.
Gueye will be the second Aggie in the past two years that is a product of Dakar, Senegal, as the 2021-22 Aggie Center Bigue Sarr is also from the city of Eastern Senegal. She will also become the fourth Senegal-born player to feature on NM State’s roster since 2018-19 – joining Sarr, Fama Thiam and Aissatou Fall.
What they say about Gueye
NM State Head Coach Jody Adams Birch | “We are thrilled to add Sabou to our Aggie family. Her athleticism sets her apart on the pitch. Sabou fits perfectly into our defensive system. She can create chances for herself and others on both sides of the ball. Her experience with the FIBA National Trials puts her in the company of the best of the best and speaks volumes about her desire and love for competition.”