Look: Aziz Bandaogo Announces Future Plans With Cincinnati Involved

Cincinnati is already thin in the frontocurt.
Indiana State Sycamores center Robbie Avila (21) goes in for a lay-up against Cincinnati Bearcats
Indiana State Sycamores center Robbie Avila (21) goes in for a lay-up against Cincinnati Bearcats / Grace Hollars/IndyStar / USA TODAY

CINCINNATI —  The Bearcats are getting Aziz Bandaogo back for the 2024-25...if the NBA doesn't come calling.

The defensive stalwart announced he is testing the 2024 NBA Draft waters and will return to Cincinnati if he doesn't garner enough interest from the league.

Bandaogo has been one of the best defensive big men in the country for the past two seasons. He averaged 6.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game (2nd in Big 12) in this most recent campaign.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel on all things Bearcats athletics and Bearcat Blitz on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

Make sure you bookmark Bearcats Talk for the latest news, exclusive interviews, film breakdowns and so much more. 

You may also like:

Four-Star Running Back Kory Amachree Talks Cincinnati Offer

Cincinnati Forward Viktor Lakhin Entering Transfer Portal

Look: Edgerrin James Confirms Jizzle James is Returning to Cincinnati for Sophomore Season

Watch: Brady Drogosh Picks Off Pass at Linebacker, Spring Game Updates

2026 Offensive Lineman Landry Brede Breaks Down Cincinnati Bearcats Visits

Zach Edey Joins Cincinnati Legend Oscar Robertson With Special NCAA Tournament Feat

Look: Former Cincinnati Player Compares Wes Miller to UConn Head Coach Dan Hurley

Look: Jowon Briggs Posts Strong Numbers at Big 12 Pro Day

Watch: Gavin Gerhardt Discusses Returning O-Line, Depth, and More Following Spring Practice

Look: Loyola Hires Cincinnati Assistant Coach Josh Loeffler as Head Coach

Report: Conference Revenue Sharing Splits Revealed From New College Football Playoff Media Contract

Jason and Travis Kelce to Host “New Heights Live” Show at University of Cincinnati Campus

Recruiting Roundup: Cincinnati Welcoming in Five-Star 2026 DL JaReylan McCoy For Visit

Report: Former Cincinnati Tight End Signing With AFC Team

Devonte Taylor Talks Cincinnati Offer Following Spring Visit

UC Quarterback Brady Drogosh Switching Positions: 'Want to Get Drogosh on The Field

Bearcats Season Ends With 85-81 Loss to Indiana State: Special Group 'If The Nucleus Stays Together'

Winners and Losers from Cincinnati Bearcats' 73-72 Victory Over San Fransisco Dons

Highlights From Cincinnati Bearcats' Win Over San Francisco Dons in Overtime Thriller

-----

Be sure to keep it locked on Bearcats Talk all the time!

Follow All Bearcats on Twitter: @BearcatsTalk

Like All Bearcats on Facebook: All Bear


Published
Russ Heltman

RUSS HELTMAN

Russ Heltman is a contributor for AllBearcats and AllBengals. He is the morning host and producer for 89.3 WMKV in Cincinnati, OH. Russ can be found on Twitter: @RussHeltman11 or you can reach him by email at Heltmandm@yahoo.com.