Mohamed Abukar, a skilled 6-9, 195 pound combination forward from Rancho Bernardo (CA) High School, averaged eight points and almost four rebounds per game in his performances at the ABCD camp in Teaneck, New Jersey.
The Georgia staff was on hand to watch Abukar play several times at the ADIDAS sponsored event. Head coach Jim Harrick was in the last two days of this event to personally watch Mohamed play against the best competition in the country.
For the most part, Abukar played well. But being a forward in this type of camp doesn't help him get more touches. It's usually first-come, first-serve offenses at these types of camps. So a player like Abukar will feel rushed when he gets his hands on the rock because he won't be in his normal usual flow of a game that he is accustomed to playing for either his AAU or high school team.
But Georgia has a player with great upside and a player who is likely going to be a very good college player. He is definitely one of the top players in the 2003 class.
Abukar chose the Bulldogs over the Kansas Jayhawks during his recruiting process. Other schools that had recruited this talented athlete included Kentucky, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA.
Abukar averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocks per game as a junior this past season at Rancho Bernardo.
Abukar has a 2.7 GPA and has already recorded a qualifying SAT score. Abukar plays with the Southern California All-Stars with whom he will participate at the adidas Big Time Tournament later in July.