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Air Force Transfer Sheick Samoura to Join New Program in Spring 2023

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Basketball player Sheick Samoura shoots a free throw in a game

After entering the transfer portal recently, former Air Force guard Sheick Samoura told The Portal Report that he has decided that he will wait until the spring to join a new team.

“My family and I believe that with the addition of this time until the next semester the schools which I have dreamed to attend will make it happen,” Samoura told TPR. “Although it is not ideal, everything happens for a reason and you have to trust the process and wherever I go it will be the best spot for me and I’m willing to make it the best situation for the institution and I.”

Programs such as Davidson, Cornell, NYU, Columbia, Brandeis, and Penn all have interest in bringing Samoura on in the spring, he told TPR.

Samoura is a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Fayetteville, North Carolina. After taking a prep year at Peddie School, he graduated in 2022, joined the Air Force program as initially planned, and shortly after entered the portal. The high-academic (4.2 GPA) guard is open to playing just about anywhere at any level. He is looking to fit in with his new program and play any role that his new program needs him to play.

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

SELF SCOUT

What are Samoura’s strengths?

“Attacking the basket and playing with athleticism. 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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