Kadi Sissoko Joins USC Women’s Basketball As Transfer Addition
LOS ANGELES —USC women's basketball welcomes another important newcomer in Kadi Sissoko, a forward who comes to the Trojans as a grad transfer from Minnesota, head coach Lindsay Gottlieb has announced. A native of France, Sissoko has international experience as well as significant collegiate playing time as a starter with the Golden Gophers.
"From the moment I connected with Kadi, I knew I wanted to coach her," Gottlieb said of Sissoko. "She is a dynamic young person who brings a positive aura and winning mindset to our program. Her athleticism is elite, and her skill set has been developed internationally and here in the US. She is a special player who will shine in the Pac-12, and will be such an important part of our team. Her poise and experience coupled with her basketball talent is going to be on display right here in LA."
Welcome to the #TrojanFamily, Kadi Sissoko!
The 6'2" transfer forward was Minnesota's leading rebounder in each of the last two seasons. pic.twitter.com/sFUthVaagH
— USC Women's Basketball (@USCWBB) May 14, 2022
The 6-2 Sissoko started 46 games and led the Gophers in rebounding in two seasons of work at Minnesota. She averaged 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and recorded four double-doubles last season as a redshirt junior. As a redshirt sophomore, Sissoko averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. She began her collegiate career at Syracuse as a true freshman before making the move to Minnesota in 2019. As a Golden Gopher, Sissoko was an impact player while also earning Academic All-Big Ten accolades as a communication studies major.
A member of France's Under-20 and Under-18 national teams, Sissoko was ranked as the No. 10 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, according to ESPN.
Sissoko is now one of three new Trojan additions for 2022-23, joining fellow transfer Koi Love along with true freshman Aaliyah Gayles.