Flint Slope center Qudus Wahab verbally committed to Georgetown on Wed, adding the versatile middle to the Hoyas’ 2019 prospecting class.
Wahab, who was graded as a four-star prospect, introduced his choice via Tweets. The 6-foot-11, 230-pound large man got several provides from best basketball applications, but simplified it right down to his top four schools in Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Connecticut and Georgetown before eventually choosing the Hoyas.
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Wahab was ranked the Number 7 over all prospect in Virginia for class of 2019, based on the 247Sports composite rankings.
“I’m just exceptionally excited for a young man who set his sights on recovering and improving, ” Flint Hill Coach Rico Reed said. “I know that his better days are before him. Proud is probably not the best term to utilize. I am ecstatic and very nearly emotional at the opportunities that is ahead for him. ”
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Wahab could be the third big man Georgetown Coach Patrick Ewing has secured for the class of 2019. Ewing had already signed Malcolm Wilson and Timothy Ighoefe, that are both 6-11 centers, on the final day of the first signing period in November.
For Ewing, landing local products have already been a center point since his return to the region. Georgetown sophomore Jamorko Pickett, who Ewing signed before his first season, was Ewing’s first big local recruit. Now Wahab is looking to be his next big splash from the Washington area.
“Most people in this area would consider that [Georgetown], the place on the hill, as ‘Big Man U, ’ ” Reed said. “It is definitely an opportunity to produce a relationship and become mentored by one of the greatest players to ever play the overall game. Getting coached by Patrick is something many won’t get to do. ”
Ewing had already got his guards in position last year with James Akinjo and Mac McClung, but with the addition of Wahab, the give attention to landing and developing big men are obvious, especially considering that the Hoyas’ starting center, Jessie Govan, and forward Trey Mourning are leaving following this year. Wahab’s commitment will add to replacement options, which also include current freshmen Josh LeBlanc and Grayson Carter, and N. C. State transfer Omer Yurtseven, that will be eligible next year.
Wahab is known as among the top big men in the Washington area, along side DeMatha center Hunter Dickinson, who is ranked the Number 4 center nationally in the Class of 2020 by 247 Sports.
Ava Wallace contributed to this report.
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