Student-athletes don’t get much time off these days. Regardless of sport, offseason training, practices and in-season schedules don’t allow much personal time.

So, when they do get a few weeks for themselves, they take advantage. That’s especially true for Ohio State basketball star Ibrahima Diallo.

Diallo, an incoming freshman for Ohio State, made a long journey to his home country of Senegal to reunite with his family. It’s the first time the 7-footer has seen his family in over three years.

Buckeyes head coach Chris Holtmann shared a video of Diallo reuniting with his family. It’s as emotional and joyful as you might imagine.

What an awesome way to spend time off before the Buckeyes start hitting the practice floor.

Diallo is a 7-foot, 200-pound center who could be a big-time player for Ohio State. He may have a little extra motivation when he returns to Columbus, too.

 

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