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Monday / December 10.
  • JUCO Star Bashir Ahmed to Commit in December, Sign in Spring

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    Junior college star Bashir Ahmed plans to commit in December and sign in the spring, he told

    “I want to get a chance to watch these teams play and I think my decision will be easy for me to make,” he told the site.

    The 6-foot-7, 205-pound combo guard from The Bronx now lists Cincinnati, St. John’s, Oklahoma State, Texas, Oregon and Texas A&M.

    “I’m looking for a school where I’m going play right away, a school that fits my style of play and a school that is going to develop me into a great player and get me to the next level,” he said.

    Ahmed has already visited Oklahoma State, St. John’s and Cincinnati. He stopped considering Rutgers and Louisville is no longer involved.

    St. John’s has one commit in the Class of 2016 in Brooklyn Thomas Jefferson guard Shamorie Ponds, who is expected to sign his Letter of Intent on Wednesday, the last day of the early signing period. They are also in the mix for German wing Richard Freudenbergand 7-footer Thon Maker, who listed St. John’s among the schools recruiting him the hardest.

    A onetime Iona commit who will be eligible in 2016, Ahmed was named a NJCAA All-American last season at Hutchinson.

    This year he is averaging 19.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

    Photo: Hutchinson Athletics

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    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.