Bamba familiar with Arizona

Mohamed Bamba is one of the best players in the country and familiar with Arizona. Read on to see how that is and more.

Westtown (Pa.) 2017 center Mohamed Bamba may be a new name to Arizona fans, but he is more familiar with the program than your average recruit.

“I have spoken to Arizona a few times and I have been on their campus before because my brother Sidiki Johnson went there,” Bamba said.

“It’s absolutely beautiful. I got the benefit of seeing guys like Andre Iguodala and Richard Jefferson for the Red and Blue game and it was really cool. I spent a weekend there with my brother and my mom.”

Bamba has been playing on the EYBL 16 circuit, which means that he was playing with plenty of guys older than him this past weekend at the Nike Basketball Academy.

“I am just trying to play against some of the best players in the country,” he said. “I have been playing with the 16’s all year long, so I just want to show I belong with these guys.”

Although he is one of the most highly rated recruits in the class, Bamba still has plenty of room for improvement.

“I am just trying to get stronger,” he said. “These camps are really helping me see the physicality level and I need to get stronger.

“My motor has progressed the most. Seeing the experienced guys out there like Omari Spellman and seeing him going on the 17 level and dominating guys gives me motivation.”

Bamba’s recruitment has really taken off as of late, so it’s not a surprise that it has been hectic for the five-star prospect.

“It’s been crazy, but I am letting in sink in,” he said. “All schools have been recruiting me the same amount.

“I haven’t looked too much into schools, that is what I am going to use my junior and senior year for.”


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