Some things in the basketball world are undeniable. N’Faly Dante, is one of those things.
Upon watching this kid play, anyone who has been involved in the game for a long time can tell that N’Faly is an otherworldly talent. Offensively, N’Faly can unleash a wide array of moves that often leaves his defender befuddled. Defensively, Dante has a non-stop motor. He controls the paint by blocking or altering every shot that comes his way. The scary part about N’Faly is that he’s in the class of 2020. This kid is just scraping the surface in regards to his skills. Dante is only getting better.
Recently we sat down with N’Faly to discuss playing on the Mokan Elite, His experience at Basketball Without Borders, his favorite tournament this year at Sunrise Christian and more. -By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop on Instagram and Twitter.
TheDribbleDrop: You play for the MoKan Elite. For those who don’t know. Tell us about the program.
N’Faly Dante: I chose the Mokan Elite because they have a good coach and things in place that will allow me to get better.
TheDribbleDrop: You played in the Basketball Without Borders event. For those who are unfamiliar, want to speak about that and your experience there?
N’Faly Dante: I really enjoyed my time at the Basketball Without Borders event. I was excited to play against players from all over the world. They taught me a lot about the game. I was a great experience.
TheDribbleDrop: You play for Sunrise Christian in KS. For those who don’t know about the program, tell us a bit about it.
N’Faly Dante: Sunrise Christian is a great school. They have a good program set up. Sunrise is preparing me a lot for college. They make sure that you are going hard in everything you do in workouts. The entire team is always working hard. I like that a lot.
TheDribbleDrop: You play for coach Barnwell. Tell me about your relationship with him.
N’Faly Dante: Coach Barnwell is a great guy. He has helped me a lot with basketball and with life. I have learned a lot from him.
TheDribbleDrop: Last year you guys played a rigorous schedule which included games against, Findlay Prep, Oak Hill, St. Benedicts and more. Tell me the best team you played against or best tournament environment you played in?
N’Faly Dante: My favorite tournament that we played in this year was the St. James Invitational. The environment was great. I had a lot of fun at that one.
TheDribbleDrop: If you were to highlight one facet of your game that makes you stand out what would it be and why
N’Faly Dante: Everything. Scoring is secondary. If you are working hard and you get in the right spots, you will score. I focus on everything. Rebounding, blocking shots are my thing. Scoring is natural.
TheDribbleDrop: Right now you are uncommitted. Tell us some things you are looking for in regards to a school.
N’Faly Dante:Right now I’m not really worried about school. I spend the majority of my time focused on working on my game and the books. The school decision will fall into place soon enough.