Mohamed Abukar, 6-9 JR PF Poway(Calif.) Rancho Bernardo, told us this afternoon that he has committed to Georgia.
Abukar, who is one of the elite post prospects in the west and likely would have drawn national interest this summer, said he took a trip to Georgia this past weekend and knew he wanted to be a Bulldog. "I liked the campus, the new facilities and I liked the coaching staff. Jim Harrick is a great guy and he knows what he's doing."
We asked Abukar about why he wanted to make an early decision and he replied, "Partly I just wanted to get it done, but I also felt really comfortable with the coaches there." Abukar said Kansas was the other finalist, after also considering Kentucky and Syracuse.
Abukar is one of thirty six juniors and seniors who have been invited to the U.S. Junior National Team trials in Colorado Springs at the end of May. He has a terrific touch from the perimeter. If he can get bigger and stronger, he has a chance to be among the top post players in the country.
Abukar told us his core GPA is "around 2.6, 2.7," and he scored an 860 on his first attempt at the SAT. He plans on taking the test again.