Dayton’s first 2019 commitment signs letter of intent

Moulaye Sissoko is a 6-10 forrward from Mali in West Africa

Moulaye Sissoko signed a national letter of intent with the Dayton Flyers on Thursday, one day after the start of the early signing period.

Sissoko, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mali in West Africa, attends Lincoln Academy in Suwanee, Ga. He signed his letter in a ceremony at the school.

“The reason why I chose Dayton is I think Dayton will be a good fit for me,” said Sissoko on an Instagram video on the school’s account, “and I think the coaches will take me to the next level.”

Sissoko committed to Dayton in October, becoming the first member of Dayton's 2019 recruiting class. The Flyers still have one scholarship open in the class.

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According to 247Sports, Sissoko ranks 328th in the 2019 class. Sissoko took two official visits: to Dayton and Virginia Commonwealth. He was on Dayton’s campus the last weekend of September. Numerous other schools recruited him.

“It was Dayton, VCU, Auburn,” Lincoln Academy coach Bryan Lippman said. “Georgia was interested in him. Arkansas got in there a little bit late and was trying to recruit him, and Wake Forest was trying to recruit him.”

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