Sanogo Calls it for FIU
Putnam Science Academy and Team New England big man Mohamed Sanogo made a verbal commitment to Florida International University on Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-9 big man previously starred at Taconic High School, where he led his team to three straight MIAA state finals, and yet still finished his high school career without a D1 offer.
That first offer arrived in April, immediately after being featured in the NERR-TV Unsigned Senior Virtual Showcase, and subsequently announcing he was headed to prep school.
Additional offers followed throughout the spring and ultimately went as high as the Atlantic 10 after Sanogo impressed this fall after arriving at Putnam Science.
"I don't think many people knew who he was because he played for Taconic, a very small high school, but when he came down to play in the BABC Winter Tournament during the season, he turned many heads," Team New England owner Isaiah Davis said in April. "He also killed last season on the Hoop Group circuit, leading his team to a championship win and a final four presence in July. He's a great kid and an honor roll student."
While Sanogo has come on quickly within the last year, his best basketball is undeniably still in front of him. He's long, athletic, and mobile, already a good rim protector, and really just beginning to develop his offensive game.
He is already the 7th member of PSA's 2021 class to commit to a D1 school.