AKRON, Ohio (WANE) – East Noble High School graduate Ali Ali is returning to Akron after spending one season at Butler University the basketball standout announced via social media on Thursday.

Ali suffered a broken nose and concussion in practice that caused him to miss the first half of the 2022-23 season. He played in just 18 of Butler’s 32 games as the Bulldogs went 14-18 in year one in coach Thad Matta’s second stint with the school.

Ali averaged 6.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in his lone season with the Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-7 wing played his first three seasons at the University of Akron, averaging 13.9 points per game during the 2021-22 season on a Zips team that made the NCAA Tournament.

An Indiana All-Star his senior season at East Noble, Ali will have one year of eligibility remaining.