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Duquesne Offers Montour Forward Ama Tening Sow



One day after hosting the program’s tip-off event for the 2023-24 season, the Duquesne basketball program is back on the recruiting trail focused on future Dukes.

On Friday, Montour forward Ama Tening Sow received an offer from the Dukes. The 6-foot-9 class-of-2025 forward has heard from the staff for weeks now and has been on several programs’ radars, including Pitt, Iowa, Seton Hall, and others since June 15. Even John Calipari, the Kentucky head coach and Western PA native, stopped in to see Sow in a recent recruiting trip out to Pennsylvania.

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“Ama is a high-upside prospect, live-body athlete in the 6’8-6’9 range,” Wildcat Select coach Tom Droney told PSN. “His best asset right now is his ability to track the ball and rebound it on both ends of the floor. He has shown the ability to move his feet when switched onto perimeter players and he thrives as a weak-side shot blocker. Has range that is starting to extend consistently to the perimeter with good mechanics. Can put the ball on the floor a little bit going straight line, but he thrives best right now as a pick and roll lob threat or dunker spot for easy buckets at the basket. Dealt with some lingering injuries this past summer but his best basketball is ahead of him for sure.”

The Senegal native originally moved to the U.S. to play for First Love, a former prep school in Washington, PA. After the program left the area, he then transferred to Montour to play WPIAL ball.

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Duquesne currently has eight different international players on this year’s team. On Thursday night at the tip-off event, he spoke to PSN about the international influence in the Dukes’ locker room.

“That’s more international kids than I have had in my whole career combined. I’ve had some, but I’ve never had eight total. I think it’s a unique deal. I like it a lot because you learn about other cultures. It’s really educational for our guys. We’ve got Andrei Savrasov, he hasn’t been home in four years. First with COVID, now with the war. That’s a hard deal. It makes other people understand that it’s hard. Then, we’ve got the three African kids. They’ve been through some things. The Serbian, he grew up when there was a war in the country. I think it’s interesting because you learn a lot about other people.”

Check out Tening Sow’s highlights here.

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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
8 months ago

Interesting prospect.

8 months ago

Montour should have some good games. With moon and midland charter school

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