The Basketball Pride of Senegal. This Saint-Louis native explains the interesting road he took to the United States. Though he started to play the game as a teenager, it didn’t take Sene long to excel as one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leaders in shot blocks and rebounds. In addition to his success on the court, Sene is known to be an excellent student and one of the most fun people on campus of the University of Virginia. Sene speaks of his U.S. experience at both the high school and university level.