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Kansas State Hosting Former McDonald’s All-American Center Baye Fall

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Jerome Tang and the Kansas State Wildcats are set to host Arkansas freshman center Baye Fall, a former McDonald’s All-American, on Friday night.

Fall committed to Arkansas in the Class of 2023, but after suiting up in limited games as a freshman, the Senegal native elected to enter his name into the transfer portal. News of the visit was first reported by K-State Online’s Derek Young.

 

Coming out of Accelerated Schools High School in the Class of 2023, Fall was listed as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports index and the nation’s 28th-ranked prospect. He also checked in as the fourth-ranked center in his class and the top-ranked player in the state of Colorado. As a freshman in 2023-24, Fall did not see the court much at Arkansas. In nine games played, Fall posted 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in just five minutes per contest.

Tang and the Wildcats were one of 19 teams to offer Fall after graduating high school alongside Kansas, Baylor, Auburn, Memphis, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgetown, USC, Arkansas, and more.

247Sports’ Adam Finkelstein evaluated Fall when coming out of high school, saying, “Fall is a physically gifted big man with size, length, athleticism, and mobility. He runs the floor extremely well, can slide his feet laterally, and is a bouncy leaper. His best potential lies on the defensive end of the floor, where he is already a high-level rim protector who can block shots on and off the ball. He also moves exceptionally well laterally for his size, allowing him rare versatility as a pick-and-roll defender who can even be switchable in certain situations.”

While the Wildcats may not have had the season they envisioned in Jerome Tang’s second year with the program, Kansas State’s staff is doing everything they can to field a championship roster in 2024-25.

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