SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Mohamed Bamba, the 6-foot-11 big man from the Westtown (PA) School, is down to four schools in his recruitment and is planning official visits to Kentucky and Duke.
Following his team’s 66-54 win over DeAndre Ayton and Hillcrest Prep (AZ) in front of Shaquille O’Neal on Saturday night at the Hoophall Classic, Bamba said he has eliminated Harvard, Syracuse and UConn from his list and is now considering Kentucky, Duke, Texas and Michigan.
So far, Bamba has taken officials to Michigan and Texas, in addition to going to Harvard on several occasions. He will have one official remaining after Duke, but may not use it, he said.
As for a timetable on a decision, Bamba said he’s looking at late March or early April.
“Yeah, definitely probably toward the end of March, early April,” he said. “I kind of want to get home after spring break. I kind of want to do final visits with the coaches and then make a decision after that.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Jahvon Quinerly and Luther Muhammad made it 2-0 for the Jersey Boys on Saturday.
The 6-foot-1 Quinerly went for 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists en route to game MVP honors as Hudson Catholic beat Charles Bassey and St. Anthony (TX), 62-53, to help the New Jersey schools go 2-0 on the day at the Hoophall Classic. Earlier, Roselle (N.J.) Catholic beat Weaver (TX).
The 6-5 Muhammad also had a strong game in the win, going for 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.
“I feel like Jersey has the toughest basketball in the country, that’s just my opinion,” Quinerly said.