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VCU Transfer Hamdy Signs with TCU

TCU head coach Jamie Dixon announced the signing of forward Ahmed Hamdy Tuesday.


FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU head coach Jamie Dixon announced the signing of forward Ahmed Hamdy Tuesday.

“Ahmed is a physical big man who runs the floor well and can score in the post,” said Dixon. “He plays extremely hard and is an efficient rebounder. Ahmed brought down one rebound every three minutes at VCU, so he’s a guy that gives 100 percent every time he steps on to the floor.”

As a junior last season at VCU, Hamdy averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. He recorded two double-doubles and scored a season-high 14 points against Baylor. In his sophomore season, Hamdy averaged 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game and shot 50.0 percent from the field.

Prior to VCU, Hamdy averaged 16.2 points and 10.7 rebounds, while shooting 54.5 percent from the field as a freshman at Lee College.

At 6-9, 240 pounds, Hamdy brings an added inside presence as well as experience to the Horned Frogs. Hamdy played in the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons and scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the Rams’ first-round game against Saint Mary’s this season. As a graduate transfer, Hamdy will be eligible to play as a senior in the upcoming 2017-18 season.

A native of Alexandria, Egypt, Hamdy joins Lat Mayen, Andre Pierce, R.J. Nembhard, Shawn Olden and Kevin Samuel as newcomers in the fall.

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