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Sheick Samoura Being Prioritized by Three Schools

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Basketball player Sheick Samoura shoots a free throw in a game

More than a week after he entered the transfer portal, former Air Force guard Sheick Samoura has heard from a long list of schools inquiring about his talents.

Samoura told The Portal Report that UMBC, Cornell, and Columbia are the front runners in his recruitment at the moment. He did include that he has not narrowed his list and his recruitment is still open.

PROFILE

6’5 | 195 | Combo Guard | Hometown: Fayetteville, NC | Home Country: Ivory Coast | High School: Peddie Class of 2022 | Twitter: @Sheick_Samoura | AAU: Team Loaded

Samoura is looking for any size school. He is open to playing just about anywhere at any level. He is a high-academic player who earned a 4.2 GPA in high school. He is looking to fit in with his new program and play any role that his new program needs him to play.

SELF SCOUT

What are Samoura’s strengths?

“Attacking the basket and playing with athleticism. Foul trouble. Any role needed; versatile. A defensive pest. I am a long guard with a good shooting stroke and next level athleticism who does all the little things to help the team win. Weak side blocks are an underrated skill; averaged the most in the state of NC and NJ aside from 7 footers.”

What did he learn at his past school?

“That I can work and gain skills that I need for the next level.”

Three Non-Basketball Related Interests

Biology, Pre-Med, and family.

College coaches, contact TPR through Twitter @ThePortalReport for more information.

George Michalowski co-founded The Portal Report in 2022 with the goal of creating a media outlet completely focused on the transfer portal recruiting scene. In addition to his role with The Portal Report, Michalowski now works for Pittsburgh Sports Now as the site’s Pitt basketball beat writer and PrepHoops as a Pennsylvania high school basketball scout.

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