St. John’s standout signs deal to play in Argentina
by Bryan Fonseca
Aug 15, 2018 | 7020 views | 0 0 comments | 486 486 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bashir Ahmed, a staple of the Red Storm for each of the last two seasons, signed his first pro contract last week.

He will join Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda of Arengtina’s top basketball league for the 2018-19 season.

Ahmed, who arrived to St. John’s University in 2016 by way of two outstanding seasons at Hutchinson Community Collge, averaged 13.4 and 11.3 points per game in his two seasons with the Red Storm, serving as one of the team’s top scorers each year, finishing in third as a junior.

Ahmed was also one of the Red Storm’s top-rebounders, averaging 5.1 per game, while making 66 appearances (all starts), shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from three.

“I thought he did a really good job over the summer,” Red Storm head coach Chris Muillin said of Ahmed early in the 2017-18 season. “First and foremost, I think he saw himself on film and saw some of the things that we were trying to enforce. Sometimes it’s hard to make those changes in season with the games coming rapidly, so I think he took time and watched himself on film.”

At Hutchinson, Ahmed was one of the nation’s top NJCAA players (second overall), becoming a first-team All-American after averaging 20.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a sophomore.
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