Ibrahima Diallo To Enter Transfer Portal After Two Years At Ohio State

By Colin Hass-Hill on May 3, 2021 at 4:26 pm
Ibrahima Diallo

Ibrahima Diallo's time in Columbus has come to an end.

The reserve center entered the transfer portal on Monday after spending the past two years at Ohio State.

He exits the program following an injury-marred sophomore season during which he played only 10 minutes across five games. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound center appeared in three games before a sprained MCL sidelined him for multiple months. He finally got back onto the court but never broke into the rotation, playing a total of two minutes after he returned to action late in the regular season.

Diallo arrived at Columbus as a developmental prospect – ranked as the No. 369 overall recruit – who was targeted late in the 2019 recruiting cycle due to his length and potential to eventually develop into a rim protector. The Buckeyes held off LSU and Pittsburgh to land his commitment on April 14, 2019. They hoped the native of Senegal, who joined DJ Carton, E.J. Liddell and Alonzo Gaffney as their fourth signee, would at some point turn into a key piece in their frontcourt.

However, Diallo's career as a Buckeye will come to a close after playing 50 minutes in 13 games across two years. During that time, he recorded 11 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks.

Diallo joins Charlotte-bound Musa Jallow as the second Ohio State player to enter the transfer portal this offseason.

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