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15 March 1987, Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou Department, Kadiogo Province, Burkina Faso
Samuel Wendpagnangdé Ouedraogo (born March 15, 1987) is a Burkinabé basketball player who plays both the power forward and center positions.
He is a two times defensive player of the year and once led the NCAA II in both rebounds per game and offensive rebounds per game. He also has an international experience playing in the FIBA Afrobasket.
Ouedraogo is the oldest son from a family of nine children. Soon after his arrival in the United States in December 2009, he started getting a lot of attention from scouts, landing multiple scholarship offers even though he has never played organized basketball before. He is from Ouagadougou the capital city of Burkina Faso, a country that is dominated by the sport of soccer. He learn the game of basketball at the age of 18.
Ouedraogo won two conference team titles in the NAIA. He also played in the NCAA for Bluefield State College in West Virginia, where he dominated the nation in total rebounds( 12.5 RPG) and offensive rebounds (5.2 RPG) over his junior year. Previously during his sophomore year, he got selected to play for the Burkina Faso national team at the FIBA Afrobasket
Ouedraogo participated at the NAIA national tournament with Daemen College from New York during his freshman year in 2012 and with Louisiana State University at Alexandria for his senior year in 2015.
On January 21, 2013, Ouedraogo beat an ASRC arena’s 11 years old record in rebounds against West Liberty University, while playing at Bluefield State College. 11 of his 19 rebounds that night were offensive rebounds. He had a career high and school record of 25 rebounds (12 offensive rebounds) on November 20, 2013 against West Virginia State University
Ouedraogo graduated from college in 2015 at Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Ouedraogo went undrafted during the 2015 NBA Draft. He is currently a free agent.
Ouedraogo is a member of the Burkina Faso National Basketball Team. He played in the FIBA afrobasket tournament in 2013 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.