31 Abdullahi Kuso
Abdullahi  Kuso

RS Senior

Kaduna, Nigeria

High School:
Rimi College HS

Last College:
Tallahasee CC

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 228





Gonzaga vs. LMU (1-6-07)

Gonzaga vs. LMU (1-6-07)

High School: Attended Kimi College in his hometown of Kaduna, Nigeria...was also a standout player for the Dodan Warriors Club team, which is based in Lagos, Nigeria...averaged 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocked shots for the Warriors...has spent time training with the Nigerian National Team.

Abdullahi Kuso's Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2003-04): Signed a letter-of-intent to attend Rutgers but transferred to Tallahassee (Fla.) CC prior to playing for the Scarlet Knights.

FRESHMAN (2004-05): Played an abbreviated freshman season at Tallahassee CC after the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) ruled him ineligible prior to the start of league play in January...saw action in 15 games and averaged 11.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game...named to the Panhandle Conference All-Academic squad...best game came against Chattahoochee Valley when he scored 23 points, going 10-for-12 from the field and grabbed 16 rebounds, one of five double-doubles...had 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks vs. Daytona Beach;11 points, 11 rebounds vs. Miami-Dade; 23 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks against FCCJ; 12 points, 10 rebounds against Clinton...made his first start vs. Aiken...scored seven points in his TCC debut vs. Central Florida.

SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Attended Tallahassee CC, averaging 8.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 1.8 blocks/game at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as TCC advanced to the title game for the first time, losing to Arkansas-Fort Smith to cap 31-4 season...10 points, 10 rebounds against Howard College in the NJCAA Quarterfinals...scored 11 points in the opening round game vs. San Jacinto College, but foul trouble limited him to 12 minutes in semifinal game (four fouls) and 18 minutes in the championship game (fouled out) and scored just 7 points in semifinals and 6 in title game while going 2-for-6 from the field both nights...All-Florida Community College Athletic Association (FCCAA) selection and FCCAA All-Tournament selection after posting 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game at the tournament...10 points and seven rebounds in the FCCAA Region VIII championship game vs. Chipola...hit 8-of-9 free throws and scored 16 points to go with nine rebounds and six blocks in semifinals against Indian River...NJCAA Pre-season Honorable Mention All-American... started all 35 games, recording 24 double-digit scoring games, 11 double-digit rebounding nights and 10 double-doubles...went 173-for-321 from the field for 53.9 percent to lead team, averaged 12.7 ppg and 7.8 rpg...led team with 66 blocks, the fourth-best single-season total in TCC history...15 career double-doubles...scored career-high 26 points vs. South Georgia Tech, recorded a career-high 18 rebounds and career-high 7 blocks against Enterprise Ozark.

JUNIOR (2006-07): Appeared in all 34 games with 14 starts, including the final nine games of the season following the suspension of Josh Heytvelt...recorded his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Texas San Antonio...also had 10 points against Rice in the NIT West Region in the Spokane Arena and 12 at Virginia for his other double-digit games...grabbed 11 rebounds at San Francisco on final weekend of the regular season for his second double-digit rebounding game of the season...also had five starts midway through the season against Nevada, Virginia, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Santa Clara...recorded his second double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in WCC Tournament semifinal against San Diego, going 5-for-8 from the field...played just 13 minutes against the Toreros as he got into foul trouble and eventually fouled out...did not score in title game against Santa Clara but grabbed 5 rebounds and had 2 blocks in 19 minutes as he got into foul trouble once again and fouled out...scored 4 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and had a pair of blocked shots against Indiana in NCAA Tournament.

SENIOR (2007-08): Started first 12 games of season while Josh Heytvelt recovered from foot surgery, then came off the bench the remainder of the season with exception of Senior Night start against Santa Clara in regular-season finale and WCC Tournament final against host San Diego...scored in double digits four times and had a pair of double-doubles - career high 19 points and 10 rebounds against Virginia Tech in Great Alaska Shootout and 11 points, 12 rebounds at Saint Mary's...also had one other double-digit rebound game, grabbing 11 against Cal State Northridge...went 8-for-12 from field against Virginia Tech for season-high field goals made and attempted...leads team in field goal percentage among regulars, hitting 58.9 percent from the field, and is shooting 56.3 percent in his career...averaging 4.4 rebounds/game in his career...since going 2-for-8 from field at San Francisco closed regular season going 26-for-39 from field for 66.7 percent...77 career blocks rank seventh...had 6 blocks at San Diego to tie career high set last season against Duke...finished season ranked 7th in WCC in blocked shots (1.06/game)...came off bench in WCC Tournament semifinals against Santa Clara and got starting nod in title game against host San Diego...went perfect 5-for-5 from field in WCC Tournament - 1-for-1 against SCU and 4-for-4 against USD...his lone free throw of game (1-for-4) against SCU with 12.6 seconds to play gave Gonzaga final margin in 52-48 victory...grabbed 7 rebounds against Broncos...scored 9 points in title game...averaged 6.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 1.50 blocks/game in WCC Tournament...scored 1 point and grabbed 2 rebounds in NCAA Tournament First Round against Davidson.

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