Dingba Done for Quinnipiac

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Dingba Done for Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac landed a huge commitment on Friday afternoon from Samuel Dingba, Salisbury School head coach Jeff Ruskin confirmed to the New England Recruiting Report.  

The Bobcats had been recruiting Dingba hard for the better part of the last two years and were one of the finalists for his services last fall when he was part of the class of 2013.  Quinnipiac never wavered in their pursuit of the six-foot-six forward when opted to return to Salisbury for his post-graduate year, and now their patience and persistence have paid off.  

Dingba’s commitment will reunite him with former Salisbury teammate Zaid Hearst, who is currently a junior at Quinnipiac, as well as former Westchester Hawks teammate and current freshman Alain Chigha.

Dingba is entering his fourth and final season at Salisbury since arriving from Cameroon in the fall of 2010.  He made an immediate impact on the NEPSAC, helping his team advance all the way to the finals of the Class A tournament in his first season and earning All-New England honorable mention nods as a result.  

A year later, Dingba was instrumental in helping Salisbury win the 2012 NEPSAC Class A championship while also being named second team all-New England.  A year ago he was named first team all-New England while guiding the Scarlet Knights to their third consecutive post-season appearance.  

This season, he figures to have Salisbury chasing another championship as perhaps the single most impactful player in Class A.  

Widely known for his defensive dominance, Dingba is an outstanding shot-blocker, versatile enough to guard multiple positions, and an excellent rebounder.  He’s also a man among boys physically, with a long and powerful build, and one of the single best competitors in all of New England.  

Offensively, he’s improved dramatically in recent years, extending his shooting range all the way out to the three-point line while also emerging as force with his back to the basket.  

Dingba becomes the third player to commit to Quinnipiac in the class of 2014, joining MacDuffie guard Dimitri Floras and Ayron Hutton, a six-foot-three swingman from Virginia.

He also becomes the second Salisbury product to commit to a division I school so far this week after K.J. Lee's pledge to Marist on Sunday.