Updated on 6/23/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Adequate mid-range shooter
Good shot blocker
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Can struggle to score in traffic
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Oumar Ballo is a strong, athletic center that has played well in his role off the bench at Arizona this season. He played last year at Gonzaga during the 2020-21 season before transferring, and he recently scored 21 points in his team’s January 20th win over Stanford. He is a high-motor big man that could project to be a solid rim protector in the NBA.
Stats (Courtesy of Sports Reference):
1/20/22 Arizona vs. Stanford
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