Arkansas needed to fill out an already big recruiting class with a couple more names after the transfers of Darious Hall and CJ Jones. They just got their second name since those transfers in Ibrahim Ali.
I’m grateful to God for everything, and thankful to my family for all their continuous love and support. When the opportunity presented itself for me to come home and represent the Razorbacks, I jumped on it. There's no place like home . #WPS #COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/5rNze6ZdgH— Ibby (@theibbyAli) May 14, 2018
Ali is a 6’9” 220 lbs. post player who was originally committed to play at Baylor. He had signed his LOI to play in Waco, but was able to get a release and shortly committed to Arkansas after. Don’t expect Ali to go out and drop 20 points a night. At Southwest Christian Academy, Ali was used as a rim protector and rebounder. His offensive game will need a lot of work to be impactful at the SEC level.
He does provide depth to the post, where Arkansas will need some help with due to the amount of players graduating. Arkansas currently has Daniel Gafford, Gabe Osabuohien, and Adrio Bailey returning, as well as Reggie Cheney and Ethan Henderson coming in with the current class. Ali is bigger than all of them except for Gafford, and could get some minutes quickly to fill that rim protector role when Gafford needs a breather.