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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing 5 main teams for Arizona transfer Oumar Ballo

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As expected, we've had quite a few big names enter the NCAA Basketball transfer portal in the past few weeks. Few have as many accolades as Oumar Ballo, the anchor of one of the best teams in the sport the past few years.

Ballo is a former top-60 prospect who started his career at Gonzaga. He followed Coach Tommy Lloyd to Arizona when he accepted the job a few years ago and after playing behind Christian Koloko for a year, the 7'0 center realized his own potential for the last two years.

This past season, Ballo averaged 12.9 ppg and 10.1 rpg, earning another All-Pac-12 honor. He was in double figures for 31 of 36 games, including nine straight games with a double-double. That includes a 13-point and 21-rebound performance against Florida Atlantic in the non-con.

As expected, Ballo got plenty of interest once he officially hit the portal, with plenty of teams targeting him. Now, it looks like we known which ones are serious contenders for his services, with five official visits reportedly being set.

Assuming these are the five teams to watch, here's a closer look at his potential fit with them.

Florida Gators

Coach Todd Golden is familiar with Ballo back at his days as HC of San Francisco. They don't have Tyrese Samuel but they do still have bigs Micah Handlogten and Alex Condon. The injury status with Handlogten is something to watch for next season and if he's out, having Ballo as a one-year rental would make sense.