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Washington State big man Mouhamed Gueye pulls in Pac-12 freshman honor

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 22, 2021

Washington State forward Mouhamed Gueye (35) goes up for a shot during the Cougars' win over UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 15 at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman.  (Dean Hare/WSU)
Washington State forward Mouhamed Gueye (35) goes up for a shot during the Cougars' win over UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 15 at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman. (Dean Hare/WSU)
By Colton Clark The Spokesman-Review

Four games into his college basketball career, Washington State’s touted recruit is already making a splash.

True freshman forward Mouhamed Gueye was named freshman of the week by the Pac-12 for his performances against UC Santa Barbara and Idaho last week.

The 6-foot-11 product of Senegal posted eight points and nine rebounds in a 73-65 victory against UCSB, the favorite this season in the Big West Conference. He followed that up with a 13-point, six-rebound effort across just 13 minutes of action in the Cougars’ 109-61 steamrolling of Idaho.

Gueye shot 6 of 7 to help spark the Cougars to the biggest win in the 277-game history of the Battle of the Palouse.

Gueye, who has started every game for WSU (4-0) this season, is averaging 9.3 points and 4.8 points per contest.

Fellow Cougar big man Efe Abogidi won the same award last December.

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