42 - Papa Guisse
Papa Guisse
Height: 6-8
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Louga, Senegal
High School: Lyceemalick Sall HS
Previous College: Salt Lake City CC
Position: F
Experience: 1V

Papa Guisse appeared in all 32 games last season and started 21 times... averaged 3.4 points and 4.1 rebounds, the latter figure second on the squad... led team with 42 blocked shots and ranked second in the Big West Conference... best overall game was 8 point, 11-rebound (season-high) effort in 39 minutes in overtime win over Charlotte... twice blocked 5 shots in one game.

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Member of the national runnersup in 2007-08 at Salt Lake Community College... the Bruins lost in the finals to South Plains College, 67-56... averaged 7.2 points and 6.6 rebounds for a 32-4 squad... second-team All-Scenic West Athletic Conference selection... shot 52 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the free-throw line... as a freshman averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in about 9 minutes per game... shot 55 percent from the floor and led the Bruins with 18 blocked shots.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lyceemalick Sall High School in Louga... played forward and center for Coach Tapha Sall.

PERSONAL: Born on Apr. 4, 1985, in Louga, Senegal... parents are Ibrahima Guisse and Gamoun Ndiaye of Louga... has one brother (Serigne) and one sister (Mame)... political science major whose goal is to become a diplomat with the United Nations... came to the United States as part of the NBA's "Baskets without Borders" program... speaks French and Wolof in addition to English... follows in footsteps of former Titans Pape Sow (2001-02 thru 2003-04) and Babacar Camara (2000-01 thru 2003-04), who also were from Senegal... enjoys playing soccer... credits Salt Lake City-based former NBA Assistant Coach Barry Hecker for most influence on his career: "Because he helped me develop my game."