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Govs add depth at post positions

Shot blocker becomes third part of APSU class

By Colby Wilson

APSU Athletics Communications

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. —More size is coming to Clarksville with the addition of Ibrahima Jarjou, a post presence from Decatur, Georgia who will join Austin Peay for the 2020-21 season.

Jarjou spent last season at Core4 Prep, expanding his game and adding bulk to his 6-8 frame. He spent his senior season as former Georgia standout and likely lottery pick Anthony Edwards’ teammate at Holy Spirit Prep, where he moved following an honorable mention All-Atlanta Journal Constitution season at Greenforest Christian that saw him average 9.7 points and more than a block per game.

The lithe shotblocker should pair well with fellow incoming bigs Merdy Mongozi and Corbin Merritt to give Austin Peay plenty of rim protection and low-post options for the future. Jarjou also drew interest from schools such as Arkansas State, ETSU, Georgia State, Grambling State, Hofstra, Indiana State and Iona.

“He’s got a college-built, college-ready body,” Austin Peay coach Matt Figger said. “Ibrahima is bouncy, athletic, an incredible weakside shot blocker who plays with a good motor. We’re trying to increase athleticism and take some burden off Terry [Taylor] in the post, and moving toward adding length and athleticism.”

Jarjou, Mongozi, Merritt and Elton Walker currently comprise the incoming Austin Peay class.

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