Ford To Play Professionally in Puerto Rico

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Wisconsin's Aleem Ford (2) grabs a rebound next to North Carolina's Walker Kessler (13) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 19, 2021, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Former Wisconsin Badger men’s basketball player Aleem Ford will take his basketball career professionally overseas. Ford was selected first overall in the BSN Puerto Rico league. He will play for Leones de Ponce BSN.

Ford’s Career With The Badgers

Aleem Ford played five season with the Badgers. He started his junior and senior year while also making some starts as a redshirt freshman. In his freshman year, he played in 33 games, averages 5.8 points a game, and shot 40.9% from three. He took a dip his sophomore as he only averaged 13.8 minutes a game and averaged only 3.1 points a game.

Ford became a full time starter his junior and senior years and played pretty well. However, we never really saw him play at a consistent level. It was either a really solid game or a poor game. When he was on in games, he was really tough to stop. In his senior year, Ford averaged 8.7 points a game, 4.2 rebounds a game, 1.1 assists a game, and shot 40.6% from the field. His stats were pretty consistent his final 2 years

Overall

Overall, I am really happy to see Aleem Ford get an opportunity to play basketball at the next level. Any time a young player gets that opportunity, it’s good to see them take advantage of it. After Ford decided to not come back to Wisconsin and not go into the transfer portal, I had a feeling this was a route he would go. Best of luck to Aleem in his next steps!

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