The World competition takes place in China from August 31 to September 15 with United States of America as defending champions.
Senegal is one of five African nations set to play in China but the West African nation ended up in the “Group of Death”.
Spain, Lithuania and Canada have been drawn alongside Senegal with two teams to progress to the next stage.
Speaking to FIBA, the 32 year old who plays for Italian Serie A side Sidigas Avellino sounded optimistic despite the herculean task ahead.
“This is what the World Cup’s all about, “Ndiaye said to FIBA.basketball, adding “You have to play against the best of the best, and I’m really excited about this World Cup…we have to build on those wins (from Spain 2014) and try to do even better in China” he said.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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