USC basketball coach Frank Martin has had a commitment from a seven-footer center. Thursday morning he added a pledge from a 6-8 forward in Ibrahim Doumbia, a native of Mali who attends Miami Country Day School. Doumbia announced his commitment with a tweet of himself wearing a Gamecock baseball cap.
Doumbia made an official visit to USC earlier this month, the only official visit he would take during the recruiting process. He also drew interest from Florida, Tennessee, Baylor, Virginia Tech and TCU.
Doumbia has spent the last three years in the United States and academics are every bit important to him as basketball. And after his official visit he said he found what he was looking for academically at USC.
“They have a good business school and that’s what I want to study for college,” he said.
Doumbia averaged 18 points per game last season. He has the skills to play inside and outside and he said one thing Martin liked about him was his versatility.
“I think the coaches are really good, too,” he said after his official visit earlier this month. “They tell me they have a good program for guys like me.”
Doumbia is the second commitment for USC’s 2017 signing class.