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St. John’s lands JUCO F Bashir Ahmed

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JUCO forward Bashir Ahmed has committed to St. John’s, according to a report.

Ahmed, a former star at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, is currently at Kansas’ Hutchinson Community College and was originally committed to Iona out of high school, but was unable to play for academic reasons. On top of St. John’s, he visited Cincinnati and Texas. In the end, it was assistant Matt Abdelmassih that proved to be the main selling point, as he started recruiting Ahmed back from his days at Iowa State.

And now Ahmed will head to a Red Storm team that has gone 7-6 in its first year under coach and former team star Chris Mullin, but has shown flashes of potential and will have major holes to fill next year. It just so happens that Ahmed is a phenomenally athletic wing who is currently averaging 19.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Put that kind of production on the floor with Kassoum Yakwe, Federico Mussini and other top recruits that Mullin could lure to the program, and St. John’s hoops could wind up being back with a vengeance slowly but surely.

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