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Former Monroe College Basketball Star Maurice Ndour Lands NBA Deal

Former Monroe College basketball player Maurice Ndour signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
Former Monroe College basketball player Maurice Ndour signed with the Dallas Mavericks. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Former Monroe College standout Maurice Ndour signed a three-year deal with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks Thursday, according to Monroe College.

Ndour, who was born and raised in Senegal, played high school basketball in Japan, played at Monroe College for two years, completed his college career at Ohio, and played in the NBA Summer League with the Knicks before being signed by Dallas. 

"It is so gratifying to see my hard work pay off," said Ndour. "Monroe College was an important springboard for me. It was my entrance into America and it allowed me to showcase my skills. If it wasn't for my time in New Rochelle, I don't know if I'd be headed to Dallas today."   The Senegal native and 6-foot-8-inch forward was in summer camp with the Knicks, where he impressed several teams with his play, including the Mavericks.  

Ndour reportedly declined a contract offer from the Knicks before signing with Dallas. 

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