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Teen Basketball giant dominates school rivals

World of Sport

It's not quite fair to say that high school junior Mamadou Ndiaye stands out. It's more like he stands above.

At 7'5", Ndiaye is easily the tallest high school basketball player in California, and we can pretty much safely say, the rest of the United States as well.

In fact, the 17-year-old is so tall that the Guinness World Records recently tried to track down an official measurement to determine if he is the tallest high school basketball player in the world.

None of those strict delineations are particularly important, of course, because one thing is certain: Ndiaye is so tall that he's pretty much impossible to defend … or get around when he's playing defense.

Ndiaye stars for the Huntington Beach Brethren Christian School in California and is taller than any player on a current NBA roster, a place where he could find himself in a short three years if he continues developing.

"Right now his game is basically catch, turn, drop-step, dunk," Brethren Christian basketball coach Jon Bahnsen told The Daily.

"But this kid's going to play professionally someday. The minute Mamadou enrolled I became a much better basketball coach."

Watch Ndiaye in action in the video above.

Cameron Smith, Yahoo! Sports Pre Rally Blog


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