Ibrahim Djambo sure picked a great game to come to.
As the seconds ticked to zero and SLU defeated La Salle to win its first conference championship in four decades, Djambo had a big smile on his face.
The 6-foot-10 post player, who is currently a sophomore at Three Rivers Community College, said the Billikens have been in a lot of contact recently.
"They talk to my coaches a lot," he told BillikenReport.com. "They saw me at my last home game and they've called me a lot. They've been coming to see me ever since."
Djambo, who claims an offer from SLU, broke down his game.
"I can play face to the basket, I can shoot, I can drive, I can beat my man off the dribble," he said. "I need to gain strength, though. I need to get stronger and work on my ballhandling."
Chaifetz Arena was rocking on Saturday, and he certainly note.
"The game was pretty good," he said. "It was high-level, it's a really good place."
Along with the Bills hot on his trail, Djambo has several other schools in the mix for his services.
Clemson, SIU, Loyola-Chicago, Eastern Michigan, Detroit, Illinois State, Auburn, and Minnesota are all expressing varying levels of interest.
He's only been living in the United States for two years, after moving from Mali, but seems to be enjoying it.
"Nothing is easy here," he said. "You have to work hard. You can't just take what comes to you."
Currently, he's eyeing a late April decision. Although his coaches will provide guidance towards his eventual choice, he maintains that the final pick will be his alone.
He may need some time to develop, but there are aspects he can bring to the team right away.
"I'm not a selfish guy," he said. "I just want to help my team any way and I'm trying to bring the team to win."