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Mouhamed Gueye signs with WSU, becomes program’s highest-rated recruit ever

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The 6-11 big man with the giant wingspan passes Klay Thompson on the historical list.

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Chisom Okpara of La Lumiere looks for an open teammate as Mouhamed Gueye of Prolific Prep defends in the Geico High School Nationals tournament on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers.
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Five days after he announced his commitment to Washington State, he made it official: Mouhamed Gueye has signed with the Cougs, the school announced today.

And with that, the 6-11 forward who originates from Senegal has made another bit of history: 247sports.com has now recognized Gueye’s reclassification to 2021 and has given him a four-star composite rating of 0.9819, good for 46th nationally in this class and placing him just ahead of 2008 signee Klay Thompson as the highest rated recruit in WSU history.

“Mo has exceptional physical talent combined with good skill and feel,” WSU coach Kyle Smith said via news release. “He will be able to play all three front-court positions for us and should be an excellent defender who can guard multiple positions.”

Gueye had 2022 offers from the Kansas Jayhawks and UCLA Bruins, but he elected to join WSU in 2021 instead.

The job the staff has done with recruiting — particularly with international prospects, which has been spearheaded by assistant coach John Andrzejek — is nothing short of incredible. Under Smith, WSU has now signed 3 of the top 7 recruits in school history (Andrej Jakimovski and Carlos Rosario are the others) and 7 of the top 17 (Dishon Jackson, Myles Rice, TJ Bamba, Efe Abogidi).

“When our staff arrived in Pullman, we made it a priority to get involved with the best programs in the country,” Smith said. “Mo’s commitment to WSU is evidence of our staff’s hard work and persistence. With his youth, we want to be patient and let Mo grow and mature into his full potential. He has a terrific future ahead of him. What a great addition for Coug Nation!!!”