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