Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ahmed Hamdy, a 6-foot-9 transfer from Houston, will visit St. John’s June 2, he confirmed to SNY.tv.
Hamdy is considering three or four others schools but no visits have been set.
A native of Egypt, Hamdy did a postgraduate year at Trent Internationale before going to Houston, where he did not play last season because he was ineligible.
St. John’s has already landed 6-11 Christ the King big man Adonis Delarosa and 6-8 Westchester Community College forward Keith Thomas.
The news was first reported by ESPN.com.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.