After officially committing to St. John’s University, Ghanaian Swingman Bashir Ahmed has been reflecting on his long journey from the Bronx in New York, Hutchinson Junior College to playing against the best players in the country in Division I College basketball.
The Guard/ Forward who signed with German U-19 star Richard Freudenberg will play for former Golden State Warriors star and Hall of Fame inductee Chris Mullin in his second season for the Red Storm. In a lengthy interview with the New York Post, Bashir opened on growing up on the tough streets of the Big Apple.
“Coming from where I come from, a lot of people don’t even graduate high school, It was just awful,” as he recounted the violence that surrounded him.
The 6 foot 7 athletic wing’s stellar performances for Hutchinson in the National Junior Athletic Association where he averaged 20.1 points per game, 8.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Jayhawks, earned him the number two junior college player according to 247Sports.com.
The 22 year old is the youngest of nine and was raised by his grandmother Sakinatu Ahmed after he lost his dad seven years ago and his mother has been in Ghana since he was young.
JaKarr Sampson of Denver Nuggets and Maurice Harkless of Portland Trailblazers recently featured for St. John’s University.