Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce - 11/04/2006
True freshman forward played one season of high school ball in U.S. before arriving at Baylor... Native of Dakar, Senegal... Described as long, athletic player capable of making spectacular plays... A "slasher that can finish above the rim in traffic" according to coaches... Versatile player, able to play any position from 1 to 4... Grew seven inches over final two years of high school... Coaches cite an unlimited potential that could make him sleeper of Baylor's 2006 recruiting class. HIGH SCHOOL: Played one season of high school at Stoneridge Preparatory School in Tarzana, Calif., after arrival in United States from Senegal... Ranked the No. 81 national recruit by HoopScoop.com and No. 93 by Rivals.com following senior season... Rated the No. 22 small forward nationally by Rivals.com... Projected 23rd in class of 2006 by NBAdraft.net... Helped lead Stoneridge to national ranking as high as No. 14 (PrepStars.com Prep School Poll) during senior season in 2006... Averaged 8.3 points and 5.8 rebounds as a senior. PERSONAL: Full name is Djibril Abdoulaye Thiam (goes by nickname "Penny")... Born July 6, 1986, in Dakar, Senegal... Son of Amadou Lamine Thiam and Ndeye Astou Sar... Both parents played for Senegalese national basketball teams... Majoring in pre-business.