Heading into last season, not many people knew what to expect out of new Pitt forward Mo Gueye. However, not even a year after he signed with the Panthers, he is now looking to play professional ball following his tremendous season at Pitt.
The former Pitt standout Gueye told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he has an upcoming workout with the Toronto Raptors on May 26th, and is in the process of scheduling multiple other workouts with professional teams.
After his lone season with the Panthers concluded, Gueye signed with NBA agent Eric Fleisher of Assist Sports Management, who has a long list of NBA players and other professional clients. In his year with Pitt, Gueye was one of the most consistent players on the team, and impressed with his outstanding athleticism, shooting ability, and shot-blocking prowess. A junior college player who then moved on to play two years at Stony Brook, Gueye was a member of Pitt’s transfer recruiting class last summer along with Oakland standout Dan Oladapo and Jamarius Burton, who already had high-major experience at Texas Tech. As Pitt entered its season, Gueye was one of the biggest question marks on the roster. However, it didn’t take long for him to make an impact.
The 6-foot-10 forward scored 312 points in his lone season with the Panthers, hitting 43 of his 118 three-point attempts, a 36% rate. Gueye blocked at least three shots in 11 games for the Panthers, including a dominant defensive performance against Florida State in which he blocked eight shots.
Almost one year ago, after former Pitt star Justin Champagnie went un-drafted, he was soon picked up by the same Toronto Raptors organization. Champagnie worked his way into the lineup and played in 36 games for the Raptors this season, averaging 7.8 minutes and 2.3 points per game. He also put up monster numbers with the Raptors’ G-League affiliate, averaging more than 21 points and 8 rebounds per game in 14 games.
The NBA Draft is scheduled for Thursday, June 23.