Oumar Ballo

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Oumar Ballo

Date of birth: Jul 13, 2002

Height:2m08 / 6'8"

Position: C

Nationality :Mali

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2019-2020 International Season

Oumar Ballo Averages in U19 World Cup

  • Pts

    17.6

  • Reb

    11.8

  • Ast

    1.6

  • Eff

    27.0

Basketball Photos

Oumar Ballo through the years

Photo of Oumar Ballo, 2019-2020 season
Oumar Ballo, 2019-2020 basketball season © DR

Basketball Career Averages

Playoffs and International Competitions

Oumar Ballo

Basketball Bio

Oumar Ballo's Basketball Journey

Oumar Ballo is a malian basketball player born on July 13, 2002. His height is six foot eight (2m08 / 6'8") and plays center.

From Shaq to Ballo!

Favorite NBA player of Oumar used to be Shaquille O'Neal while he grew up in Koulikoro (Mali). Oumar started to play basketball intensively around 11 years old after a first successful try out at Canterbury Academy (Las Palmas, Spain). With Canterbury (i.e. CIBA), he was named MVP of the U16 Spanish league in May 2017 and its team finished at the third place behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.

In the summer of 2018, Oumar played the FIBA U17 World Cup and reached unbelievable basketball stats with an average of 20.6 points (55.2 FG%) and 16.9 rebounds… including 3 monster performances:

  • 32 points and 32 rebounds (!) against the Dominican Republic
  • 28 points and 19 rebounds against the Philippines
  • 26 points and 19 rebounds against the China
  • Ballo confirms serious NBA prospect status

    At the beginning of the 2018-2019 season, Oumar Ballo injured its ankle and missed most of the season within a training center in Mexico City (linked to the NBA Academy Latin America). In February 2019, Ballo joined the NBA All Star week-end in Charlotte with the Basketball Without Borders camp alongside other basketball prospects such as: Cashius McNeilly (Canada), Matej Rudan (Croatia), Killian Hayes (France), Matthieu Gauzin (France), Jermaine Miranda (Puerto Rico), …

    During the 2019 summer, Oumar Ballo joined its National team to play the FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion (Greece). He was one the youngest basketball player in the competition as he only reached 17 years old on July 13th, a few days after the world cup final. Yes, Oumar performed amazing performances with a stats average of 18.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4 blocks per game! More important, he led Mali to the final against the USA following:

  • 21 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks over Puerto Rico in 1/4 finals
  • 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks over France in 1/2 finals
  • After an impressive tournament, and one year after the U17 world cup, Oumar Balo repeat to be named in the All-Star Five team!

    Next basketball chapter: Gonzaga and NBA draft

    After being reclassified in the 2019 class (one year of advance), Oumar Ballo committed to join the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball program for the 2019-2020 season. He will play with Martynas Arlauskas, Joel Ayayi, Filip Petrusev, Kilian Tillie, … Big time NBA prospect, Oumar Ballo could declared for the 2020 or the 2021 NBA draft. He is even currently projected around the 20th place of the 2020 NBA draft.

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