Andrew Slater was on the scene at Rumble in the Bronx this past weekend where he covered Hippolyte Tsafack and Kyrie Irving. Here is his first interview with Tsafack and we feel you’ll agree that Slater is one of the best at getting the story behind the prospects. So, enjoy this detailed interview where BDNP once again proves that this site is ahead of the curve. Our coverage of the NBAPA Top 100 Camp begins this Thursday and members will get timely reports just after the action takes place. It’s a great time to join Blue Devil Nation Premium where you’ll get the best Duke Basketball recruting coverage available.
On a humid Friday night in the Bronx, at the Vince Lombardi Center on the campus of Fordham University, Hippolyte Tsafack, an energetic and gregarious 6’8” Cameroonian power forward prospect, spoke with me about a variety of topics ranging from his pilgrimage to America, what he is looking for in a college, and what he can bring to a program.
Hipp, as he is known to his teammates, helped guide the Miller School of Charlottesville, Virginia to its first state title over Duke recruit Andre Dawkins and his Atlantic Shores team, 69-61, this March. On the night of the interview, he was playing for the Albany City Rocks and his coach and guardian, Jimmy Hart, in the Rumble In the Bronx AAU Tournament. Following the interview, Tsafack played his best game of tournament scoring 12 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, including seven offensive rebounds.
Given the nature of his answers,
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