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Big JUCO Pair Commit

October 4, 2010

Moussa GueyeMoussa Gueye, who rated as the state’s #1 junior college freshman last season, has verbally committed to Alabama. The Lake Land College center stands 7’1” 270 lbs.

Formally committed to Valparaiso, the Senegal-native chose the Crimson Tide over the Crusaders, Texas, Indiana, and USC. Very mobile, Gueye has a good athlete with long arms and a soft touch. He’s got good athleticism and can score effectively out to the three point line. Moussa is also a game changer defensively.

Gueye’s decision comes after Lincoln College sophomore Kiel Turpin made his decision. The 6’11” Normal, Illinois native made a verbal commitment to Florida State University. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Alabama and USC along with interest from Illinois, Kentucky, and Mississippi State among others.

Turpin was named the NJCAA Division-II National Tournament MVP after having a strong freshman campaign. A reserve as a high school senior at Normal West High School, Kiel may be one of the most improved players on the college level, regardless of division.

Both players rate among the state’s top five junior college prospects.

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