Kadi Sissoko Joins USC Women’s Basketball As Transfer Addition

    Women’s Basketball | May 13, 2022

    LOS ANGELES —USC women’s basketball welcomes another important newcomer in Kadi Sissoko, a forward who comes to the Trojans as a grad transfer from Minnesota, head coach Lindsay Gottlieb has announced. A native of France, Sissoko has international experience most significant collegiate playing time as a starter with the Golden Gophers.

    From the moment I connected with Kadi, I knew I wanted to coach her,” Gottlieb said of Sissoko. “She is a dynamic young person who brings a positive aura and winning mindset to our program. Her athleticism is elite, and her skill set has been developed internationally and here in the US. She is a special player who will shine in the Pac-12, and will be such an important part of our team. Her poise and experience coupled with her basketball talent is going to be on display right here in LA.”

    The 6-2 Sissoko started 46 games and led the Gophers in rebounding in two seasons of work at Minnesota. She averaged 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and recorded four double-doubles last season as a redshirt junior. As a redshirt sophomore, Sissoko averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. She began her collegiate career at Syracuse as a true freshman before making the move to Minnesota in 2019. As a Golden Gopher, Sissoko was an impact player while also earning Academic All-Big Ten accolades as a communication studies major.

    A member of France’s Under-20 and Under-18 national teams, Sissoko was ranked as the No. 10 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, according to ESPN.

    Sissoko is now one of three new Trojan additions for 2022-23, joining fellow transfer Koi Love along with true freshman Aaliyah Gayles.

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