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Former Pitt Target Ibrahima Diallo Enters Portal After Minimal Role at OSU



On Monday, former Pitt target and Ohio State center Ibrahima Diallo entered the transfer portal after two seasons with the program.

Unfortunately, injuries have been the story for Diallo ever since he was in high school. In his senior year, he played just ten games for Prolific Prep in California before suffering a hand injury. However, even though he was healthy heading into OSU, the 6-foot-10, 220-pound center struggled to find a role under coach Chris Holtmann. This season, he only appeared in four games for a combined total of nine minutes played, largely due to an MCL injury that kept him out for months.

The Senegal native saw the floor a bit more in his freshman season, appearing in eight contests and averaging 1.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. In high school, he was a three-star recruit ranked as the No. 369 prospect in the class of 2019 according to 247 Sports. At the time of his college decision, Diallo was down to Ohio State and Pitt, and eventually chose the Buckeyes after taking an official visit to Pitt.

While Diallo is definitely a wild card due to his injury-filled past and lack of production at the college level, he is still a big body with potential to become a solid center if he puts it all together and stays healthy.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
2 years ago

And he’s still not coming to Pitt

2 years ago

Coaches do crazy things sometimes but, if this kid was able to contribute to OSU’s success on the court, he would have played more. Maybe it’s a big pass on this one.

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