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Aleem Ford (Photo credit: Adam Lacy/








185 lb



Lawrenceville (GA) Archer HS / Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy

Sports U

Rankings Rankings

Rivals3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (SF)
Scout3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (SF) Green_arrowup_medium
24/75-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit 84 (#68 SF / #344 overall)

Last Updated: May 21, 2016
Previous Rankings: N/A
Rankings at time of commitment: 3-star (0.8218) by 24/7 Composite, #65 SF/#332 overall/#21 in FL; not rated by Rivals, 3-star by RivalsS

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Statistics Statistics

2015-16: 16.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg | Post-Graduate (IMG)
2015: 3.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg | UAA (Sports U)
2014-15: Senior (Archer)
2013-14: 6.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg | Junior (Archer)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on April 27, 2016
Badgers add Ford and Trice in Class of 2016 (

Verbally committed on April 23, 2016
Badgers getting backcourt help (Journal Sentinel)
Point guard D'Mitrik Trice, forward Aleem Ford commit to UW (Wisconsin State Journal)
2016 F Aleem Ford, PG D'Mitrik Trice commit to Badgers (B5Q)
Wisconsin finishes its 2016 recruiting class with the commitments of D'Mitrik Trice and Aleem Ford (
Ford Talks Wisconsin Commitment (Badgers247)

Like teammate D'Mitrik Trice, Ford finished up a post-graduate year at IMG Academy to gain more exposure. It appears to have worked. A late bloomer who grew quite a bit during his high school days in Georgia (Lawrenceville is between Atlanta and Athens), Ford was young for his class so he's still the same age as most high school seniors in the 2016 class. Ford has a good face-up game and can hit threes, bringing nice size to the wing. His struggle will be adding weight for the college game.

While scouting Trice in Florida, the Wisconsin assistants fell in love with Ford's game, then invited him up on an official visit along with Trice, where Greg Gard offered him a scholarship at the end of his first day in Madison. Some of his other Division I offers were from Hofstra, Richmond, Rutgers and St. Louis. Ford got some looks from Georgia, but was also picking up interest from Michigan and Butler.

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Related articles on Bucky's 5th Quarter >>

04.21: IMG Academy senior SF Aleem Ford receives an offer from Wisconsin during his official visit (Scout)
02.09: Aleem Ford's development continues (
01.28: Fans Choice Boys Hoops Player of the Week: Archer's Aleem Ford (Gwinnett Daily Post)
01.20: Ford watching his recruitment go further (
01.19: Update with 2016 SF Aleem Ford (NY2LA Sports)
01.17: Wayne defeats IMG Academy at Flyin’ to the Hoop (Huber Heights Courier)

02.18: Matchups, key baskets help Archer boys solve Duluth (Gwinnett Daily Post)
02.11: Archer boys basketball secures state tournament birth, not satisfied yet (Gwinnett Daily Post)

12.11: #EBATop40 Fall Workout Evals (

Multimedia Audio / Video

Commercial: Basketball (03.29.16)
Highlights: IMG Academy PG vs. Impact 2016 (02.19.16)
Highlights: Aleem Ford #5 IMG Academy (12.09.15)
Highlights: 6'7 Forward Aleem Ford '15 Archer HS (02.27.15)
Highlights: Aleem Ford Archer Tigers (01.20.15)

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