Konate Becomes a Terrier

Not too many people knew much about Ibrahim Konate, but one school took advantage of its proximity. The athletic 6-8 unsigned senior forward helped round out one northeast school's class.

Ibrahim Konate, a 6-8, 195-pound senior forward at Worcester Academy (Mass.), signed with Boston University on Tuesday.

``I felt comfortable with the academics and with the coaching staff," said Konate, who is still getting back to full strength after a stress fracture in his left leg.

Konate also considered East Carolina, Toledo, Niagara and Winthrop. He took visits to all five of those schools and also fielded a scholarship offer from George Washington, but Karl Hobbs and his staff didn't wait for Konate to make a decision.

Konate, who hails from Mali, is an athletic forward who is active on both ends of the court - but needs to work on his outside shot. He'll join a strong BU class that includes local standouts Ben Coblyn (6-8), Tony Gaffney (6-7) and Matt Wolff (6-5) as well as St. Francis Prep (N.Y.) 5-10 guard Brian Geffen. The Terriers also added former Notre Dame big man Omari Peterkin.

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