55 - Mading Mading
Mading Mading
Height: 7-2
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan
High School: Bridgton Academy
Position: C
At 7-foot-2, Mading is the tallest player in Sacred Heart history, and second tallest in Northeast Conference annals, behind former Marist and NBA star Rik Smits, who stood 7-4. Has been plagued by injuries since coming to Sacred Heart. When healthy is a great intimidator in the lane. 2003-04: Graduated with his degree in computer science. Led the team in blocked shots with 40. Accomplished a statistical rarity - recorded more blocks (40) than points (37). Had a career-high five blocks against Robert Morris on 1/24....Failed to record at least one block in a game for the first time last season on 1/7 against Wagner....Had four blocks against Columbia. Played a career-high 27 minutes against UConn and tied his career high with six rebounds. 2002-03: Started the first two games, but missed the last 27 with an injury. 2001-02: Played in 14 games, starting three, averaging just 11 minutes per game. Blocked a career-high four shots on 1/5/02 against St. Francis (PA). Had three blocks against Quinnipiac on 2/14/02. Averaged 1.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. 2000-01: Attended school, but was a basketball red-shirt. High School: Attended Bridgton Academy in Maine after playing four years of high school basketball in Sudan, where he led his team to a championship in 1997. Personal: Son of Peter Aboy and Abol Gai. Has two siblings, Kuol and Nydeng. Majoring in Computer Science. Favorite team is the Minnesota Tiberwolves and favorite athlete is Tim Duncan. Favorite movie is The Wood and favorite show is the Jamie Foxx Show. Favorite meal is lobster. Would like to have dinner with his role model, Nelson Mandela, "Because of the struggles that he went through."