Graduate transfer Sidy N’Dir officially joins Pitt basketball team |

Graduate transfer Sidy N’Dir officially joins Pitt basketball team

Jerry DiPaola

The grades are in, the paperwork arrived and Sidy N’Dir is a member of the Pitt basketball team.

N’Dir, a graduate transfer guard who verbally committed to Pitt in May, recently completed his degree requirements at New Mexico State and will be eligible immediately. He has a season of eligibility remaining.

N’Dir, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, started all 34 games while helping lead New Mexico State (28-6) to the WAC regular-season and tournament championships and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 7.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

“Sidy is an outstanding athlete with the ability to help lead our young group of guards,” Pitt coach Jeff Capel said in a statement. “His ability to play multiple positions on the perimeter and compete at a high level on both ends of the floor will be important as we develop our team next season. He has experienced both team and individual success throughout his career and is well prepared to be a key contributor in our program. We look forward to watching the positive impact Sidy will have on the team with his athleticism, attitude and experience.”

During the 2016-17 season, N’Dir started the first nine games before suffering a season-ending foot injury. At the time, he was averaging 13.7 points and 2.7 rebounds an shooting 49.4 percent from the field.

When he was a redshirt freshman in ‘15-16, he averaged 3.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game.

N’Dir, a native of Cosne, France, originally committed to Texas A&M out of West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Fla. He recorded single-game highs of 31 points and 18 assists at West Oaks.

— Jerry DiPaola

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