Mohamed Abukar, a skilled 6-9, 195 pound combination forward from Rancho Bernardo (CA) High School, said Thursday morning that he now has a top three list but is also considering other schools. "Louisville, Florida, and Kentucky are the top three schools," Abukar said. "I am also considering Oregon, Missouri, and Connecticut."
Abukar initially signed a letter of intent last Fall. But when the problems erupted at Georgia and Jim Harrick was forced out, Abukar asked for his release. He was given his release by new head coach Dennis Felton of Georgia. "I am going to take an unofficial visit to Louisville first," Abukar said. "I am also going to visit Kentucky and Florida."
But what about the SEC rule that states a player must sit out two years if they transfer from one SEC school to another? "If it comes to that," Abukar said. "Then I will seek an appeal."
Previously, UCLA, Notre Dame, San Diego State, and Washington had been granted releases to talk to Abukar. "I cut my list down," Abukar said. "I am now looking at those schools I mentioned. Missouri and Connecticut are coming in next week to talk to me."
Abukar had only taken one official visit. So he has four to take and could also take some unofficial visits if he desires. Abukar, a four-star player for RivalsHoops.com, chose the Bulldogs over the Kansas Jayhawks last summer. Abukar averaged 29 points and 13 rebounds this past season.