Arizona huge guy Ballo going into transfer portal

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Personnel WriterApr 8, 2024, 02:34 PM ET


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    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Arizona star center Oumar Ballo entered the transfer website Monday, becoming arguably the most desired big male in the portal.Ballo released a declaration through social networks announcing his decision.” I would like to thank my coaches, colleagues, friends and family

      for their ongoing assistance to make me the best player and individual I can be,”Ballo wrote.”I particularly want to thank coach Lloyd for the effect he has had on my life– Arizona is in terrific hands.” With that being stated, I have actually chosen to go into the transfer website as a college student for

      my final year of eligibility.”A 7-foot center from Mali, Ballo has actually been among the most dominant big men in the country over the previous 2 seasons. He began his profession at Gonzaga, then followed Tommy Lloyd from Spokane to Arizona when Lloyd ended up being the head coach of the Wildcats.In 2022-23, Ballo had a breakout campaign, balancing 14.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, shooting almost 65%from the field. This past season, he was

      a double-double device, balancing 12.9 points and 10.1 rebounds, shooting nearly 66% from the floor.Ballo tallied 20 double-doubles, consisting of a stretch of 9 successive games. His Arizona profession ended with a 15-point, 15-rebound efficiency in the Wildcats’ Sweet 16 loss to Clemson.Ballo earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in each of the past 2 seasons.

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