Ohio State has officially signed its fourth member for its 2019 recruiting class.
Today, center Ibrahima Diallo sent in his letter-of-intent to join the Buckeyes. A 7-foot center from Senegal who played for Napa (California) Prolific Prep as a senior, Diallo completes a four-man recruiting class.
“Ibrahima is a terrific young man and young big with upside and potential,” coach Chris Holtmann said in a statement. “He has been coached well and has played against quality competition. His measurables speak for themselves but we were also really struck by his maturity in the recruiting process. As with most freshmen, especially bigs, we understand there will be a process to his development. Having said that, we are really excited about what his future holds.”
Ibrahima Diallo is officially a member of #Team121. Welcome to Buckeye Nation, @ibrahimaa24❗️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/sPTvC210Yx
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) April 19, 2019
Diallo played in 10 games as a senior and averaged 11 points, 11 rebounds and nearly four blocks a game, according to Ohio State. He was limited by a hand injury that has since healed. He has a 7-7 ½ wingspan.
Newly ranked in the 247Sports.com composite rankings, Diallo is a three-star recruit, the No. 44 center prospect in the country and the overall No. 210 recruit. He will back up center Kaleb Wesson, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder from a season ago and who will be entering his junior season.
He committed to the Buckeyes last weekend after also taking an official visit to Pitt, and he talked exclusively with The Dispatch about his decision. You can read that interview here.