Ngor Barnaba comes to Utah State via Missouri State - West Plains where he averaged 14.7 ppg and 7.5 rpg last season. Barnaba poses a real threat from the outside rare for a player his size. He shot 38% from beyond the arc his sophomore year and looks to do the same when suiting up for the Aggies. His shooting gets a lot of the attention, but if you were watching during the exhibition game against Southern Virginia, his passing is a major strength as well. Barnaba can play the stretch 4 position or even allow the Aggies to go with a "Five Out" type set against some defenses who may struggle with the speed and shooting of Utah State's offense. With some shallow depth on the roster from the 4 and 5 positions, Ngor is a possible starter from the get-go for USU. I asked Ngor a few questions to help get to know him a bit better:
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· Tell me about your recruitment and journey to Utah State.
My recruitment started out kind of slow but I started getting a lot of attention really late in the process. Utah State reached out to me and I liked the coaches and decided it was a good fit for me. My mom and I really enjoyed our visit out here.
· What is a strength in your game that you feel you will bring to this team?
I feel like my shooting and my ability to stretch the floor from the 4 position is pretty good. I know I can shoot and also am a threat inside so that should help out the team quite a bit.
· What is the best part of USU so far?
I like that it’s pretty chill. Everyone is really friendly and I like how the people here are into the university sports and everything.
· Who is the funniest on the team?
Probably Shane. He’s pretty funny and makes us all laugh.
· What is your pre-game ritual?
Every game day I take at least three showers. I just take a bunch of showers. I like how it relaxes me and just gets me ready for the game. It’s kinda weird but yeah, three showers before a game.