Sagaba Konate: The Rejections
West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has forged his reputation on the strength of his blocked shots. There’s more to Konate’s developing game, of course — he extended his shooting range dramatically last year, and his touch from the free throw line was excellent — but there’s no doubt that the eye-popping array of swats, spikes and brutal denials of dunk attempts have made him a name to know across the college landscape.
Konate is working now to hone more aspects of his play, including ball handling and passing from the post, but there’s plenty of time to stop and appreciate his array of Wilsonburgers from the 2017-18 season.
Konate needs just 22 swats to break D’or Fischer’s WVU career record of 190.