Niang Granted Release

<b>LAWRENCE, Kan.</b> -- University of Kansas sophomore men's basketball player Moulaye Niang has been granted a full release from KU and will visit TCU and San Diego State, KU coach Bill Self announced Thursday.

Moulaye Niang Granted Release

“Moulaye and I met last week to discuss his future at Kansas and any other potential opportunities,” Self said.  “Moulaye expressed to me although he loves Kansas, he loves the people here and he’s had a very good experience here his first two years, now that he’s becoming a junior it’s time for him to play more minutes.  I certainly understand where he’s coming from.  He has plans to visit TCU and San Diego State, and we will support any decision that he makes.  Moulaye is a terrific young man, and I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity to coach him.”
 
A 6-10 forward from El Cajon, Calif., Niang saw action in 27 games in 2003-04, averaging 0.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in 4.7 minutes per contest.  For his career, Niang played in 55 games and recorded 1.1 points and 1.3 boards in 5.9 minutes per game.  In addition, Niang was named to the 2004 Academic All-Big 12 Team for his efforts in the classroom.
 
“I actually love it here,” Niang said. “I love my teammates, I love the fans, everything is just great out here.  However, I’m the type of player who wants to be part of everything, and I want to play.  I want to do whatever I can to help my team win.  I feel like right now sitting on the bench I’m not helping the team do well.  I got my release from Coach, and now I’m going to see what the future holds.”


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