Last week, ESPN reported that 5-star center Moussa Cisse would reclassify from 2021 to the 2020 class. Cisse was expected to make a decision on his future college program this week; the 6-foot-10 Cisse was set to pick between six schools, which included Florida State, Kentucky, Memphis, Georgia, LSU and Georgetown.
247 Sports ranks Cisse as the No. 11 overall prospect (No. 2 C) in the 2020 class.
However, according to a report from Evans Daniels and 247 Sports, Cisse will delay that process. With the United States rocked following the murder of George Floyd, a movement of peaceful protests have erupted all over the country. During this moment of social upheaval, Cisse would uncomfortable making his decision. According to a 247 Sports source: “It’s bigger than basketball what’s going on right now. We are to wait until things calm down a little bit.”
Five-star recruit Moussa Cisse is postponing his college announcement, a source tells @247Sports. | Story: https://t.co/f3CXvpOpwp pic.twitter.com/Bq5nXc9MA7
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 5, 2020
After spending most of his childhood in Guinea, Cisse moved to the United State in Dec. 2015. During the summer of 2019, Cisse moved to Memphis to attend and play for Lausanne Collegiate School. Cisse averaged 18.4 points, 15.3 rebounds and 9.2 blocks per game while winning a state title in the 2019-20 season.
A former soccer player, Cisse has grown, literally, into becoming one of the top defensive prospects in the nation, thanks in part to his 7-foot-4 wingspan. Cisse led the Nike EYBL last season in blocks, while finishing second in rebounds. He’s ready to make an instant impact on the defensive end of the floor.
Earlier this year, in January, Cisse took an official visit to Florida State. That’s the only official visit Cisse was able to take this season. At the moment, however, he’s considered a strong LSU lean. Nearby Memphis, led by Penny Hardaway, has made a strong push, too.
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