2011-12 FRESHMAN: Played in 17 games on the season, totaling five points ... Saw first career action in opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11) ... Grabbed first career rebound vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14) ... Had two rebounds vs. Lipscomb (Nov. 17) ... Scored three points in a career-high 13 minutes vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Hit a free throw and took a charge in 12 minutes vs. Gonzaga (Dec. 3) ... Had two rebounds at Nebraska (Feb. 18).
Attended final two years of high school in the United States after arriving from Mali ... Spent his senior year at Huntington Prep in West Virginia after attending Progressive Christian Academy in Maryland as a junior ... Averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as a senior, helping lead Huntington Prep to a 25-3 record against a national schedule ... Scored a season-high 25 points vs. Kestrel Heights (N.C.) ... High school coach at Huntington Prep was Rob Fulford ... Played for the DC Assault AAU program.
Born Dec. 15, 1991 ... Given name is Ibrahima, but goes by Ibby ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, general curriculum ... Parents are Ogomaly dit Mamadou Djimde and Djimde Fatoumata Guindo ... One of six children, he has two older brothers, an older sister and younger twin brothers ... Also played soccer growing up ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as receiving a scholarship to Illinois ... Favorite athletes are Dwight Howard and soccer stars Kaka and Roberto Carlos.