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Maryland Visit ‘Awesome’ for Ahmad, West Virginia Up Next

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Esa Ahmad’s official visit to Maryland this past weekend was “awesome” and he will tentatively visit West Virginia this coming weekend, his father told

The 6-foot-7 power forward from Cleveland (OH) Shaker Height recently cut his list to Ohio State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland and Oregon.

“[Maryland] was awesome,” Ibby Ahmad told “We were treated like royalty. They have a good vision for Esa and a super team with excellent pieces coming in.”

West Virginia hosts Towson Saturday in football and Esa would be there for that game if he takes his visit this weekend.

“I want to make sure I pick the right school for me, the right fit and coming in to have an impact as a freshman,” Ahmad recently told

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.