The 6-3 ½, 190-pound senior guard from Merrimack High (N.H.), who literally shot his way into a Division 1 scholarship offer down in Orlando at the Super Showcase and AAU Nationals, committed to Boston University on Monday.
``Every second, there's something to do," Hassan said. "Not a lot of people around here play basketball, so usually I'm either shooting by myself, hanging with my friends or doing nothing."
Hassan went into Orlando with a lone scholarship offer – from D-2 Southern New Hampshire – and came out with offers from a dozen schools, including New Hampshire, Vermont, Binghamton, Canasius, High Point, Wofford and Central Connecticut State.
But after taking an official visit to BU this past weekend, he chose the Terriers.
``I really liked all the guys on the team," added Hassan. "They have a lot of good players and the coaching staff is unbelievable. They have a lot of personality."
Hassan is a big-time perimeter shooter who has already added two inches to his vertical after working with a trainer since returning from Orlando.
``He just turned 17, so physically, he's going to grow so much as a player," NH Playerz coach Matt Desfosses said. "He's really just starting to tap into his potential. He's one of the best shooters I've seen in the country and that includes all the top-ranked players. The only difference between Corey and them is their athletic ability, but that's going to come in time."