Pronunciation: sheck MUHD-juh (MUHD rhymes with WOOD)
2012-13 Season (Senior): Played in all 34 games with 32 starts, averaging 21.0 minutes ... ranked 16th in the nation and second in the BIG EAST, averaging 2.65 blocked shots ... finished fourth on the school list for most blocks in a season with 90 ... recorded at least one block in all but three games on the season ... led the Bearcats in blocks in 23 games ... shot 46.5 percent from the field (59 of 127) for the season and 70.2 percent from the free-throw line (33 of 47) during league play ... had a career-high seven blocks at DePaul (1/15) ... scored a career-high 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field to go with seven rebounds and three blocks against Arkansas-Little Rock (12/6) ... grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds against New Mexico (12/27) and St. John's (1/5). 2011-12 Season (Junior): Played in 28 games with one start, averaging 9.7 minutes ... scored a season-high 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with a three-pointer, four rebounds and a steal against Miami (Ohio) (11/29) ... netted six points on 3-of-4 shooting with five rebounds in 10 minutes at West Virginia (1/21) ... recorded a season-high five blocks to go with four points and five rebounds in 16 minutes at St. John's (2/8) ... scored four points with five rebounds and two assists, playing a season-high 25 minutes in his lone start of the season at Georgia (12/2) ... tallied two points, three rebounds and a steal in nine minutes against Texas in the NCAA tournament second round.
Prior to Cincinnati: Earned 2011 NJCAA All-America honorable mention honors and tabbed 2011 North Texas Junior College Athletic Association Co-Player of the Year ... averaged a team-leading 14.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for Grayson, who posted a 20-11 mark ... ranked No. 24 in the NJCAA Division I statistical rankings in blocks per game ... shot 50.8 percent from the field (152 of 299) ... listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... chose to attend Cincinnati over San Diego State.
Personal: Cheikh Tidiane Mbodj ... born Aug. 1, 1987 in Dakar, Senegal ... son of Asta Khaly Welle and Ousmane Mbodj ... has two brothers: Yerim and Massaer and three sisters: Ndeye Fatou, Aminata and Fanta ... majoring in psychology.