Virginia Commonwealth added to next season’s recruiting class in a big way, and quite literally. Junior college big man Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed, a former Houston commit, has committed to join new Rams coach Will Wade in Richmond next year.
Previously, the 6’9″, 270 pound Egyptian was deemed ineligible by the NCAA after having played extra years at a Texas high school despite having already graduated from an institution in Egypt. He spent last season at Lee College in Baytown, Texas and averaged 16.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the field.
He will now add depth to a VCU team that has returning defensive monster Mo Alie-Cox as well as Oral Roberts transfer Korey Billbury. Should he get his waiver approved by the NCAA, Mohamed will have three years of eligibility remaining.
VCU went 26-10 (12-6 A10) last season and took home its first Atlantic 10 Conference championship before losing a tough one in overtime to Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64
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