Silvio De Sousa
A power forward who signed with Kansas in November and accelerated his graduation from IMG Academy (Fla.) to join the KU team in late December … Played in 20 games and was a key contributor in KU’s Big 12 Tournament title and run to the 2018 Final Four.
Appeared in 20 games, averaging 4.0 point and 3.7 rebounds … Pulled down six or more rebounds seven times, including his last three games in the NCAA Tournament … Scored in double figures twice with 10 versus Oklahoma (2/19) and 16 against West Virginia (3/10) … Averaged 4.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament … Tied season high with 26 minutes vs. Duke (3/25) with 10 rebounds and scoring four points … Came up big in the Big 12 Tournament averaging 20.0 minutes, 10.0 ppg and 9.7 rpg … Posted his first double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia (3/10) in the Big 12 title game … Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds vs. Kansas State (3/9) in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals … Joined the team following graduation from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, following the fall 2017 semester.
Played 3.5 seasons at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida … As a junior, averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot 61 percent from the floor … IMG went 28-2 in 2016-17 and lost in the quarterfinals of the Dick’s High School National Championship … In summer 2017, represented Angola in the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 in Tunis, Tunisia, where his team advanced to the quarterfinals … Led Angola with 17.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game and shot 51 percent from the field at the AfroBasket 2017 … Played AAU for the Florida Vipers … In 2016, was named the most valuable player of the FIBA Africa Championship.
Born in Luanda, Angola … Parents are Janina De Sousa and Jean Conceicao … Has three younger sisters: Aline (14), Luisa (12) and Alicia (6) … Father works for the basketball federation in Angola and mother works for the government … Played soccer and basketball until he was nine-years-old and focused on basketball only at the age of 10 … Moved to Florida before his freshman year in high school … Undecided on a major … Pronounced deh-SOE-suh