Seahawks add transfer to hoops roster

Seahawks add transfer to hoops roster

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New UNCW men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath has reeled in another player.

The university announced Wednesday that Mawdo Sallah will transfer from Mount St. Mary's to the Seahawks.

Sallah, 23, will graduate from Mount St. Mary's in August and plans to study international business at UNCW. He will be eligible to play next season for the Seahawks and has two years of eligibility remaining.

"Mawdo is going to be a great addition because he has college experience and great character," said McGrath. "He has an intense desire to work hard and be part of the team. The coaches at Mount St. Mary's were very complimentary about him.

"Mawdo wants to expand his game and we're looking forward to working with him. He's college basketball ready and he's a nice piece to add to our roster moving forward."

The 6 foot, 9 inch, 235-pound Sallah averaged 6.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while making 35 starts for the Mountaineers last season. Sallah, who is from Gambia, missed the entire 2015-16 season with an injury.

As a freshman, he appeared in 15 games for Mount St. Mary's.

Last month, three-star forward Jay Estime out of Berkmar High School in Georgia became the first recruit to commit to play for McGrath.

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