Baye Fall is now a Yeti.
Fall, a 7-foot, 17-year old high school basketball player is considered one of the top five basketball players in the United States, according to ESPN’s class of 2023, and he came to the U.S. from the western African country of Senegal and then moved to Colorado.
If you haven’t heard the name “Baye Fall” you will soon, and you will hear it a lot. However, Fall humbly refers to himself as just a random kid that gets to play basketball in the United States. He recently announced that he is taking his talents to Denver Prep Academy and will play for the Yetis to close out his high school career.
“He’s a special talent for sure,” said Raymond Valdez, DPA Director and Basketball Operations. “I’ve got a ton of respect for Baye, his professionalism, his approach to the game, his love of the game. He’ll, without a doubt, do some incredible things for us this upcoming year.”
If you follow high school basketball nationally, more than likely, you’ve heard of Baye Fall. Here are a few stats to get more acquainted:
- Ranked 20th top prospective player among all classes by ESPN
- Ranked 4th top prospect for the class of 2023
- Co-MVP spot at the Pangos All-American Camp in Las Vegas, NV
- Won the Denver Class 3A state championship (Lutheran High School)
- Player of the Year and MVP honors in Colorado
On top of all that, Baye is being courted by numerous colleges and universities with scholarship offers from Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Texas A&M, Memphis, Baylor, Arizona, Georgetown, and Georgia. Other universities and colleges that have expressed interest include Arkansas, Marquette, Kentucky, Florida State, Arizona State, LSU, Colorado, and Maryland.
At DPA, athletics and academics are equally important, and Fall and other students will receive a top-notch education from teachers who are committed to changing students’ lives for the better. The classroom is equally as important as the basketball court. DPA encourages critical thinking in the classroom and that can lead to success on the court. Student-athletes don’t just learn facts and figures – they learn how to think about situations and figure out how to fix them. The same applies in the game of basketball.
And now, Baye Fall is joining Denver Prep Academy in hopes of bringing a state championship to the Yeti Nation.