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Mohamed Tangara Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/15/2006
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General:  A warrior on the boards who takes pride in doing the little things ... Runs the floor very well and has a strong defensive presence ... Offensive game needs to develop .... Tangara brings a strong work ethic and outstanding character to the program ... Hampered by a back injury as a freshman, but his overall strength benefitted from a year in the weight room ... Still largely untested, as 14 of his 26 career appearances have been five minutes or less.

 

2005-06 (Redshirt Freshman):  A relentless rebounder who goes after every ball.... Is now 100 percent recovered from the back troubles that sidelined him a year ago ... Collected a rebound and his second assist of the season on 3/17 vs. Wisconsin ... Hit one FG vs. UCLA on 3/10 ... Garnered three minutes vs. Washington State on 3/2 ... Registered five points, two rebounds, a steal and his first collegiate assist on 2/25 vs. Arizona State ... Logged four minutes at Stanford on 2/19 ... Played 10 minutes at California on 2/16, his first double-figure minutes since Jan. 21 ... Collected two rebounds and a block on 2/11 vs. Oregon State ... Played four minutes at North Carolina on 1/28 ... Garnered eight minutes at Arizona State on 1/25 ... Collected two points and a rebound in 10 minutes vs. California on 1/21 ... Played four minutes at Oregon on 1/14 ... Posted three points vs. USC on 1/7 ... Collected career-high totals of six points and five rebounds on 12/19 vs. Sam Houston State ... Tallied one point (1-2 FT) and three rebounds on 12/17 at Utah ... Hit a pair of free throws and collected a rebound on 12/10 vs. Saint Mary’s ... Grabbed a board in four minutes on 12/8 vs. Northern Arizona ... Collected four points, three boards and a block on 12/3 at Houston ... Hit a career-best 3-of-4 FTs to finish with five points, a rebound and a block vs. Virginia on 11/27 ... Collected two steals on 11/23 vs. Michigan State ... Hit only FG attempt vs. Connecticut on 11/22 ... Scored his first career field goal and added a rebound vs. Kansas on 11/21.

 

2004-05 (Freshman):  Granted a medical hardship waiver as a result of a back injury suffered in the preseason ... Last appearance came in the Wyoming game on Nov. 30 ... Joined Jawann McClellan as the only freshmen to appear in UA’s season opener ... Saw his first bit of extended playing time (11 minutes) vs. Wyoming on 11/30 and responded with his first collegiate point, a rebound and a steal ... Played two minutes vs. Wake Forest on 11/26 ... Saw two minutes of action on 11/21 at Virginia ... Grabbed one offensive rebound in seven minutes vs. Wright State on 11/18 ... Missed only FGA in four minutes vs. San Diego on 11/16 in his collegiate debut.

 

High School:  Signed during the November Early Signing Period ... Ranked as the No. 38 overall prospect and No. 11 power forward by theinsidershoops.com ... Prepped at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C., and averaged 13.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots per game as a senior ... Posted per game averages of 18.0 points and 14.0 rebounds as a junior ... During summer 2003, Tangara led Team Georgia Elite to the semifinals of the AAU Super Showcase and was voted a top-five player at the NBA Camp, where he earned best defensive player kudos ... Undecided about his college major.

 

 

 

CAREER HIGHS

Mohamed Tangara

Points

6, vs. Sam Houston State, 12/19/2005

 

Rebounds

5, vs. Sam Houston St., 12/19/2005

 

FG

2, twice, last, vs. Arizona State, 2/25/2006

 

FGA

5, vs. Sam Houston St., 12/19/2005

 

3PT

0

 

3ATT

0

 

FT

3, vs. Virginia, 11/27/2005

 

FTA

4, twice, last, at Houston, 12/3/2005

 

AST

1, twice, last, vs. Wisconsin, 3/17/2006

 

STL

2, vs. Michigan State, 11/23/2005

 

BLK

1, three times, last, vs. Oregon State, 2/11/2006

 

MIN

14, at Houston, 12/3/2005



Tangara, Mohamed


                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2004-05    5-0     26/5.2     0-1    .000    0-0    .000    1-2    .500   1-1      2  0.4   3-0    0   1   0   1    1/0.2
2005-06   21-0    131/6.2    11-24   .458    0-0    .000   12-18   .667  11-10    21  1.0  22-1    2   6   5   6   34/1.6
TOTAL     26-0    157/6.0    11-25   .440    0-0    .000   13-20   .650  12-11    23  0.9  25-1    2   7   5   7   35/1.3
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