Dayton Flyers receive first commitment from member of 2019 class

Moulaye Sissoko is a 6-10 center from Mali in West Africa

Moulaye Sissoko, a 6-foot-10 center in the class of 2019, announced his verbal commitment to the Dayton Flyers on Monday on Twitter. He’s the first 2019 recruit to pick Dayton.

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Sissoko is a three-star recruit who ranks 306th in the 2019 class, according to He had offers from Mississippi State, Penn State and South Carolina among others.

Dayton offered Sissoko a scholarship in June.  Sissoko is originally from Mali in West Africa. He now attends Lincoln Academy in Suwanee, Georgia. The school was founded in the summer of 2017.

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According to, Sissoko came to the United States to earn a basketball scholarship and enrolled at Lincoln Academy for his junior and senior seasons.

Sissoko fills one of two scholarships open in 2019 for Dayton. The Flyers left one open for 2018 and have another one opening with the departure of Josh Cunningham after the 2018-19 season.

Dayton’s last two new recruits have been centers. Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-11 transfer from Nebraska, joined Dayton’s roster in the summer. He’ll sit out this season and debut next season.

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