The University of Louisville men’s basketball program and head coach Pat Kelsey announced Thursday the signing of transfer Frank Anselem-Ibe to the 2024-25 roster.

The 6-10 center (last name pronounced AN-suh-lum EE-bay) will join the Cardinals after spending his two most recent seasons at Georgia. Prior to that, Anselem-Ibe spent two years at Syracuse. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

“Frank has been efficient at the high-major level over the past four years,” said Kelsey. “He’s a tough, athletic center that will be a producer on the court and a leader off of it. Frank brings a veteran presence with a maturity that others will be able to lean on throughout the season. Not only is he an established rim protector, but he’s also an exceptional student, leader and person.”

The Lagos, Nigeria, native has spent the last two seasons in Athens, Ga., with the Bulldogs. In 2023-24 when he played in 29 games, he averaged 9.1 minutes per outing, scoring 2.6 points with 2.1 rebounds. In 2022-23, Anselem-Ibe appeared in 31 contests, averaging 14.6 minutes per game. He pulled down 3.3 boards on average while scoring 2.9 points per game.

Over his entire time at Georgia, he netted 59 of 110 attempts from the field, good for a 53.6% field goal percentage.

In his first two collegiate seasons at Syracuse, Anselem-Ibe appeared in 36 games total, averaging 2.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per outing. He shot 63.3% from the floor, making 31 of 49 shots.

Out of high school, Anselem-Ibe was a four-star prospect according to, and a three-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals. He played three seasons of high school basketball at three different prep schools before reclassifying to the Class of 2020 from the Class of 2021. 

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