Jags add Virginia Commonwealth transfer to basketball roster

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Wednesday June 10, 2009

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Wednesday the addition of Franck Ndongo to the Jaguar men’s basketball program.

A 6-6, 205-pound forward from Yaounde, Cameroon, Ndongo spent three years in the Virginia Commonwealth University program. Ndongo was part of a Rams’ squad which won three straight Colonial Athletic Association regular-season titles and has appeared in two NCAA Tournaments in the last three seasons.

A member of the Cameroon National Team, Ndongo appeared in 47 games and made a pair of starts for the Rams during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. He sat out the 2008-09 season as a medical redshirt after suffering a torn ACL. As a sophomore in 2007-08, he averaged 7.7 minutes, 1.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. Ndongo prepped at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, averaging 15 points and six rebounds as a senior while serving as team co-captain.

Ndongo, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, earned a Finance degree in three years from VCU. He will be enrolled in ASU’s Hull College of Business Graduate program.

“This is a unique addition for us,” Metress said. “We could not have gotten Franck without our esteemed Hull College of Business. As we have learned through the years, championship teams are about putting pieces to the puzzle together and we have just found another important piece. Franck is a cerebral player and he brings some more athleticism to our squad. He’s a player who can make shots and he’s a versatile defender.”