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Moses Sonko
Moses Sonko

Hometown:
East Greenwich, RI.

High School:
Classical

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210


Starts his senior year just 294 points away from becoming a member of CCU's 1,000-Point Club...

2005-06: Started all 30 games for Coastal, averaging career-bests 11.7 points (17th in the league) and 5.5 rebounds (15th) in 26.3 minutes a game in helping CCU to its best record in 13 years... 2006 Big South All-Tournament Team selection after averaging 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in three contests, helping Coastal to the Big South Tournament Championship game... Key part of CCU winning 10 additional games, as well as the program's first winning record in 12 years... Also ranked in the top 10 in the league in field goal percentage (.556, 4th) and offensive rebounds (2.27 rpg, t-6th)... His 55.6 percent from the floor is the seventh-best mark ever at Coastal... Also hit on 84.2 percent (64-for-76) of his free throw attempts, the sixth best single-season in school history... Upped his averages to 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in League action... Scored in double figures 23 times last year, 14 of them in Big South regular season action and in each game of the 12-game winning streak... Posted his first two career double-doubles in wins at Winthrop (10 pts., 11 rebs.) and against Liberty (16 pts., 11 rebs.), earning Player of the Week honors... His two games of 11 rebounds were career bests... Tied a career best with 21 points in the Big South Semifinals, leading CCU to a win over Charleston Southern (Mar. 2)... Led the Chants in rebounding seven times, with a 5-2 record when the leading rebounder... Had 19 games with at least five boards... Paced CCU in scoring in three games, with the Chants winning two of them... Ranked third in free throw percentage of conference games only (.886)...

2004-05: Played in 27 games his sophomore season, 13 as a starter... Posted averages of 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 19.8 minutes a contest... Tied a career high with 21 points and just missed a double-double with a career-best nine rebounds in a home win over Jacksonville State (Dec. 15)... Was solid from the floor against JSU, hitting a career-best 10 field goals on 16 attempts... Scored in double figures in eight contests, four of them in Big South play... Had 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting and added four rebounds at Radford (Jan. 8)... Grabbed four or more boards in 12 games...

2003-04: Averaged 6.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 29 games, including three as a starter... Upped his averages in conference play to 7.1 points and 4.1 rebounds a game, earning a place on the Big South's All-Freshman team...Posted a career-high 21 points and added a season-best nine rebounds at Liberty (Feb. 7)... Had nine games of double-digit scoring, seven of those in league action... Also grabbed a season-high nine rebounds to go with 18 points against Birmingham-Southern (Jan. 31) and nine rebounds in a win at Charleston Southern (Jan. 13)...Had two steals in four different games...

High School: Attended Bridgton Academy in Maine for a prep year during the 2002-03 school year, helping the squad to a ranking as high as No. 3 among the prep schools... Helped lead the Wolverines to a berth in the New England Prep "A" semifinals... Was a 2002 graduate of Classical High School... Selected twice to the All-State team in basketball at Classical, as well as being named two-time First Team All-Division and All-Tournament... Led the Purple Men to the state semifinals his final two years after appearing in the state championship game as a sophomore... Averaged 24 points and 16 rebounds as a senior after averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds in his junior year... During his three seasons at Classical, the team had a 67-15 overall record... Served as team captain of the school's basketball and soccer teams... Also lettered in soccer for three years and ran track his sophomore and junior years... Was also a three-time Honor Roll student and a member of Who's Who... Moved to the U.S. prior to high school from Sierra Leone, Africa...

Personal: Full name: Moses Sonko... Son of Malamin Sonko and Fatu Turay... Majoring in management.