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Yankuba Sima
Yankuba  Sima

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Girona, Spain

High School:
Elev8 Institute

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 215

Position:
Center

02/13/2016

St. John's Falls at No. 1/1 Villanova

Amar Alibegovic Scored Career-High 18 Points To Lead Red Storm

12/09/2015

Postgame Notes: St. John's 48, Niagara 44

Red Storm allows fewest points since 82-39 victory against Drake on Nov. 26, 2010.

12/09/2015

St. John's Grinds Out Victory Over Niagara in 100th Meeting

Federico Mussini Scores Team-High 11 Points to Help Red Storm Edge Purple Eagles, 48-44

12/06/2015

St. John's Defeats St. Francis Brooklyn in MSG Holiday Festival

Freshman center Yankuba Sima registers career-highs in points (17) and rebounds (10) on Sunday.

12/03/2015

POSTGAME QUOTES: St. John's Men's Basketball vs. Fordham

Fordham 73, St. John's 57

12/05/2016

St. John's 76, Cal State Northridge 70

Photos from Cal State Northridge @ St. John's on December 5, 2016.

11/11/2016

Bethune-Cookman University @ St. John's

Bethune-Cookman University @ St. John's

03/05/2016

Providence vs. St. Johns

Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Providence.

02/25/2016

Depaul 83, St. John's 75

The Red Storm fall to Depaul, on February 25, 2016.

02/21/2016

St. John's vs. Seton Hall

St. John's vs. Seton Hall February 21, 2016

2015-2016
Started 18 of 25 appearances, playing 23.4 minutes per game … led the team with 5.7 rebounds per contest to go with a 7.3 scoring average … finished second in the BIG EAST with 60 blocks, the ninth-most for a single season in program history … posted a team-best 48.7 field goal percentage, the 15th highest shooting mark in the BIG EAST … ranked 22nd in Division I averaging 2.4 rejections … recorded double-figures eight times … named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Nov. 23 … posted 13 points, nine rebounds and a season-high three blocks in a win over Rutgers (Nov. 19) … registered first career double-double with 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting and 10 rebounds against St. Francis Brooklyn (Dec. 6) at Madison Square Garden … led team in scoring twice, including a 14-point performance versus Providence (Jan. 2) … topped the team in rebounding eight times … grabbed a career-high 14 boards against NJIT (Dec. 20) … competed for Spain in the 2016 FIBA U20 European Championships in Helsinki, Finland … helped Spain capture the gold medal, averaging 7.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in the tournament.

Before St. John’s
Rated No. 14 in the Class of 2015 for his position by CBS 247 Sports … represented Spain at the 2015 FIBA Under 19 World Championships in Heraklion, Greece, averaging 9.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over seven games at the tournament … recorded 10 points and eight rebounds in a win over China (June 27, 2015) … registered consecutive double-digit rebound performances against Turkey (June 28, 2015) and Argentina (June 30, 2015) with 10 and 11 boards, respectively … recorded 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocks against Greece (July 3, 2015) in the quarterfinals … competed for Spain at  the 2014 Under 18 European Championships in Konya, Turkey … recorded the highest rebounding average (12.1) of the tournament helping Spain to a fifth place finish … ranked second in blocks per game (2.1) and double-doubles (6) to go with a 10.9 scoring average through nine games … posted 17 points, 19 rebounds and blocked a tournament-best six shots against Russia (July 25, 2014) … turned in a tournament-high 21 rebounds against Greece (July 28, 2014) … attended Elev8 Institute in Delray Beach, Fla. for his senior year of high school, where he earned All-State Third Team honors from the Florida Association Basketball Coaches/Source Hoops Independent Schools … previously attended Arlington Country Day High School in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Canarias Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Personal
Yankuba Sima Fatty … born in Girona, a city in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region …  son of Abdoulie Sima and Sajo Fatty … has four brothers, Lamin, Aliu, Ebrima and Ousman, and two sisters, Aya and Hawa.

Yankuba Sima Profile
Favorite athlete: LeBron James
Favorite musical group: The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite professional team: FC Barcelona
Favorite candy: Starburst
Favorite dessert: Chocolate cake

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