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Syracuse Adds Former Duquesne Big Mounir Hima



On Wednesday, former Duquesne big Mounir Hima transferred to Syracuse after one season with the Dukes.

Hima started five games for Duquesne last year, averaging 1.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-11 big man posted a season-high 9 points in his best game of the year against conference foe St. Bonaventure. In that game, he hit all three of his field-goal attempts and three of his four free-throw tries to finish with nine.

Hima started the Dukes’ last game of the year in the A10 tournament in Washington D.C. and got off to a hot start, hitting each of his first two field-goal attempts. However, he quickly got into foul trouble and had to spend most of the game on the bench as the Dukes fell to Rhode Island, ending their season. He now joins a Syracuse squad that finished 16-17 overall last season, as well as 9-11 in ACC play. Don’t expect Hima to play a big role for the Orange this season, as he will be a long-term project. Although he was not quite up-to-speed as a freshman at Duquesne, he has great size and is a nice kid who is willing to learn.

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