What are the odds of Oumar Ballo playing for his next team next season?

Oumar Ballo Next Team Odds: Where Will the Center Play Next Season?
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Oumar Ballo, a 7-foot center and one of the top big men in the country, recently entered the NCAA transfer portal after spending three successful years in Tucson. During his time there, he earned two first team All-Pac-12 honors.

Hailing from Koulikoro, Mali, he was a highly sought-after five-star player who played his first three college seasons at Gonzaga. He redshirted in 2019-20 before transferring to Tucson to join Tommy Lloyd shortly after Lloyd was hired in 2021.

Ballo, who averaged 12.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, is now a free agent after a successful season with the Wildcats, who made it to the Sweet 16. Despite Ballo leaving, Arizona sportsbooks have the Wildcats listed at +2000 odds to win the national championship next year, tying them for sixth overall.

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Odds for Oumar Ballo’s Next Team

Team OddsPercent Chance
North Carolina+55015.4%
Kansas State+70012.6%
The Field+47517.4%
Odds provided by yengols.com and not available at Arizona betting apps.

What is Ballo’s Next Destination?

Many believed that when Ballo first shared his plan to enter the portal, he would follow conventional wisdom and try to return to Gonzaga.

This week, his transfer situation has become clearer as he plans visits to Indiana, Kansas State, and Louisville. Visits to North Carolina and Florida are also in the works. BetMGM Arizona lists North Carolina as the team with the best odds to win the national championship next season at +1600, with Florida following at +5000.

According to our odds, Indiana is the frontrunner to sign the big man at +325. Additionally, bet365 Arizona has given the Hoosiers long odds of +8000 to win the national title in 2024-25.

Pat Kelsey, the new coach at Louisville, could make some changes by recruiting Ballo, putting the Cardinals in fourth place on our list with odds of +625.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea captured the photo for USA Today.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, who has spent over seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, is now the lead writer at yengols.com.

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