Ndour, a Senegalese native, was born in Sindia and raised in M’Bour where he played soccer and basketball as a youth. During his teenage years, he was noticed playing in a local basketball tournament and was asked if he’d like to play high school basketball in Japan. For his sophomore, junior and senior years, Ndour attended Okayama Gakugeikan High School where he was an all-Okayama MVP honoree and all- star selection in 2009 and 2010.

After graduating from Okayama Gakugeikan in 2011, Ndour moved to the United States where he enrolled at Monroe College where he graduated with his Associate degree in Information technology. In 2013, Ndour transferred to Ohio University and played 2 years with the Bobcats. After graduating with his Bachelor degree in Business Communication and Linguistics, he travelled around the world playing basketball. Maurice Ndour now reside in New York City and plays for the Knicks. Maurice determination and journey is an inspiration to our youth.