Baye Fall, the 12th ranked prospect in our 2023 rankings, has just announced his verbal commitment to head coach Eric Musselman and Arkansas. Fall joins Layden Blocker as the first two members of the 2023 class to commit to Arkansas.
Fall is one of the premier big men in the country. He had a impressive spring and summer with the Colorado Hawks indwell continue his elite play at the Accelerated School (CO) this high school season.
In this article, I break down Falls game and how he will fit in at Arkansas his freshman season.
Baye Fall is one of the more physically gifted big men in the country. He has the combination of skill, athleticism, and the ability to move on the court. Fall is at his best on the defensive end of the floor, where he already is an elite rim protector. Fall is a great defender all around, knowing where the ball is at all times and being able to block shots whether he is on or off the ball. For his size, Fall moves very well, being able to defend opponents on the perimeter. Offensively, Fall is a great back to the basket type of player. He can score the ball over each shoulder and is athletic enough to dunk over someone. He is getting more used to facing up and making a basketball move to the rim. He is at his best around the basket.
In his freshman season, I see fall being a force on the defensive side of the ball. He can block shots and guard both forward positions which will allow him to stay on the floor. His ability to rim rub at his size will also help earn him minutes. Fall has the chance to be a generational shot blocker, and at the college level this will also allow him to compete. Offensively, If Fall sticks to what he is good at, like scoring with his back towards the basket, I could see him making a difference offensively too. I believe if he rebounds and plays hard, it will be hard for Eric Musselman not to play Baye Fall.