Exciting prosepct ... imposing interior presence ... physical player who will bring toughness to Army's frontcourt ... raw talent with bright future ... still learning the game ... boasts unwavering work ethic ... rugged rebounder and strong defender ... not afraid to mix it up ... expected to contend for playing time ... has potential to contribute immediately ... must work on offensive skills, but harbors necessary tools to become bonafide force in the paint ... aggressive performer.
Fork Union Military Academy: averaged 8.0 ppg., 12.0 rpg. and 3.0 bpg. for head coach Fletcher Arritt at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. ... spent senior season, as well as a postgraduate year, at Fork Union ... attended Steelton Highspire High School in Steelton, Pa., during 2000-01 academic year ... member of "Mid-Penn All-Star Team" for the Mid-State Roundball Classic all-star series following his year at Steel High ... named co-MVP of France Camp Paris basketball camp ... was an All-Paris selection in soccer while at Universal High School in France ... also played rugby.
Personal: given name is Adeniyi Iskil Amadou ... born June 29, 1982 ... parents' names are Wahab and Adia ... born in the African country of Benin ... grew up in Paris ... parents still reside in Paris ... holds citizenship in Benin, Nigeria and France ... fluent in French and English ... attending West Point as part of Academy's exchange program ... lists biggest basketball thrill as scoring 21 points, grabbing 21 rebounds and blocking four shots to lead his team to a win at the International Nike Hoop Summit ... major is undeclared.