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Senegal native Assane Diouf commits to Fresno State basketball

Two weeks into his tenure at the helm of Fresno State men’s basketball, head coach Justin Hutson landed his first commit for next season.

Assane Diouf, a 7-foot-1-inch center from Senegal, announced on Twitter that he would be continuing his basketball career as a member of the Bulldogs.

“For the next chapter of my life I decide to pursue my education and basketball to the university of Fresno State,” Diouf tweeted Tuesday night.

Diouf arrived in the U.S. from Senegal over two years ago with a dreams of playing college basketball and earning a college education. He split his high school basketball between Colorado and Florida.

In Colorado, he helped lead Denver East to the Class 5A state quarterfinals.

He last played for DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida.

He refers to himself as “The Second Process,” in reference to Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, who calls himself “The Process.