N'faly Dante

Oregon men’s basketball leaning on N’Faly Dante, Will Richardson entering PKI

A six-game gauntlet continues for Oregon, which remains severely short-handed entering the PKI, beginning tonight against No. 20 UConn. The Ducks (2-2) have been without four scholarship players thus far, including projected starters Jermaine Couisnard and Brennan Rigsby, and guard Keeshawn Barthelemy injured his left foot during Sunday’s loss to Houston and his status for tonight’s game (5 p.m., ESPN2) at Moda Center and the rest of the weekend is unclear.
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N’Faly Dante double-double not enough for Oregon men’s basketball against No. 3 Houston

The Houston Cougars play the way Dana Altman wants the Oregon Ducks to play. The No. 3 Cougars have the talent, length, speed, shooting ability, defense and rebounding tenacity to play with any team in the country. The Ducks may get to that point when the roster is healthy, but they’re several steps shy of being able to knock off one of the nation’s juggernauts when they’re shorthanded.

N'Faly Dante shines in Oregon's season-opening victory

Oregon’s shooting performance in the first half of Monday’s season-opener is one Dana Altman will soon want to forget. But, what Altman saw in terms of defense and rebounding — particularly from senior center N’Faly Dante — provided the Ducks’ head coach with some encouragement amidst a rocky start to the 2022-23 season.
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Entering senior season at UO, N’Faly Dante has the chance of a lifetime

Peanut Butter. It’s great, and most people are fans. Whether as a spread, a dip, or even a side dish, peanut butter is a fan favorite. For Oregon Center N’Faly Dante, however, it was a way of life during his childhood in Bamako, Mali. Dante’s mother made it from scratch every day in order to provide for her family, and when Dante was able to attend his first basketball camp in Mali, she wouldn’t hear of any giving up.

Oregon Ducks center N'Faly Dante elevating his game

For the first time in his Oregon men’s basketball career, N’Faly Dante has two healthy knees. Anyone who has watched the big man race down the court in transition for a fast-break dunk knows that. But the consistency and confidence from playing every game are becoming more evident...

N’Faly Dante hitting stride amid Oregon men’s basketball’s midseason resurgence; Ducks aim to extend win streak against Washington

EUGENE — N’Faly Dante is beginning to maximize his physical tools on the basketball court and it’s helping to produce Oregon’s midseason resurgence. It took 17 games spanning two seasons and nearly a full calendar year for the 6-foot-11 Dante to notch his first career double-double, than another 14 to do it again.