Mamadou Ndiaye grew up in North Carolina and his athletic pursuits were limited to pickup games in football and soccer.
His family moved to Laurel when he was in eighth grade and Ndiaye played organized sports for the first time when he started with basketball at Eisenhower Middle School on Briarwood Drive.
“I found out I was pretty good,” he said. “I really wasn’t into sports as a kid.”
He was certainly a quick learner, as Ndiaye then made the varsity team as a freshman at Laurel High School under head coach Torrence Oxendine.
Ndiaye is now a reserve sophomore forward at Division I Saint Peter’s, a New Jersey school that is a member of the Metro Atlantic...