Tallest player in Auburn basketball history, eclipsing a pair of 7-footers in Mamadou N'diaye (1997-200) and Ernie Magri (1972-73) ... has great hands ... a great passer ... is very long for a player this huge.
PREP SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Averaged 2.9 points
2.5 rebounds at Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif., in 2006-07 for coach Babacar Sy ... helped Stoneridge to a No. 14 prep school ranking by Hoopmasters ... prep school teammates included Oklahoma State's Ibrihima Thomas, Rutgers' Hamady N'diaye, Southern Cal's Mamadou Diarra, Baylor's Djibril Thiam, Fordham's Herb Tanner, Lamar's Shane Mahoney and Western Illinois' Mahamoud Diakite ... attended all four years of high school in Paris, France ... full name is Boubacar Sylla ... born July 18, 1986, in Paris, France ... son of Mamadou and Oumou Sylla ... the oldest of nine children, five brothers and three sisters ... played soccer as a child and first played basketball at the age of 12 ... is fluent in three languages -- English, French and Bambara, his native African language ... signed national letter of intent on Apr. 11, 2007.