DOUBLE PUMP VIDEO: Ahmad Talks Cal
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Khalil Ahmad has spoken with California assistant Yanni Hufnagel “consistently” over the past two weeks, and the Bears may be getting in on the ground floor with the quick-rising Corona (Calif.) Centennial senior.
Ahmad has just one offer so far – Tulsa – but there were upwards of 30 coaches watching some of his games at the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off this past weekend in Anaheim, Calif.
“We’ve been talking about game time, how I want to try to attack all the time, and stay on the attack, play good defense and stuff like that,” Ahmad said of his conversations with Hufnagel.
Attacking is something that Ahmad does well – finishing with both hands and showing good range – but this weekend, he wasn’t particularly aggressive, something that he is more than aware he has to work on. Last season, Ahmad was a regular for the Huskies, but didn’t exactly fill up the stat sheet, with Deontae North and Sedrick Barefield taking the lion’s share of the offensive load.
“I want to make sure I attack the basket this year,” Ahmad said. “When I get the ball, I don't want to settle for three’s. I want to try and attack the basket and try to get to the free throw line, and play hard-knock defense, not letting people get by me.”
UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Creighton, Washington State and Cal have all started paying closer attention to Ahmad over the past several weeks, with the Bears taking a strong interest.
“I know they’re a really good school, with great academics,” said Ahmad, who has a 3.0 GPA.
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