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Hoosiers to Host Top Transfer Oumar Ballo

Indiana University basketball fans, circle your calendars! Oumar Ballo, the towering 7-footer from Arizona, is making his way to Bloomington. The highly sought-after center has Indiana on his itinerary for a mid-April visit.


  • Oumar Ballo’s Indiana Visit: The 7-foot Arizona transfer is scheduled to visit IU on April 14-16.
  • Impressive Stats: Ballo averaged a double-double last season with Arizona, showcasing his prowess in the paint.
  • One Season Left: As a graduate transfer, Ballo brings one more season of eligibility to his future team.

Ballo’s Transfer Tour

The buzz around Ballo is real, and it’s not just Hoosier hysteria. After a standout season where he averaged a double-double, this big man is on the move and exploring his options. With visits lined up at Louisville, Kansas State, North Carolina, and Florida, Indiana is in the mix for what could be a game-changing addition.

Ballo’s presence in the paint is undeniable. His stats speak for themselves: 12.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game, leading the Wildcats to the Sweet 16. With a field goal percentage of 65.8% and a significant improvement at the free-throw line, he’s a force to be reckoned with.

“Ballo’s performance has been nothing short of impressive, and his impact on the court goes beyond the numbers.”

Accolades and Achievements

Before becoming a Wildcat, Ballo cut his teeth at Gonzaga and followed coach Tommy Lloyd to Arizona. His list of accolades is long: Sixth Man of the Year, two-time All Pac-12 First Team selection, All-Defensive Selection, and the Pac-12’s Most Improved Player in ’22-’23. These honors underscore his evolution into an elite player.


IU’s recruitment efforts are in full swing, with a roster of prospects set to visit, including Ballo. The Hoosiers are leaving no stone unturned as they aim to bolster their lineup for the upcoming season.


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