Nationally Ranked Ahmed Hill Inks With Golden Eagles
Nov. 13, 2013
Prep standout Ahmed Hill (Augusta, Ga./Aquinas H.S.) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Marquette University men’s basketball program, head coach Buzz Williams announced Wednesday morning.
Hill, a 6-5, 190-pounder, will arrive on campus this summer and have four years of eligibility with the Golden Eagles.
“We are excited to add Ahmed to our class,” Williams said. “We have spent the last two years developing a relationship with Ahmed, his mom and those closest to him, and we are extremely grateful for their trust throughout this process. I believe he is a great example of whom we want representing our program on and off the floor.
“He has experienced success since early in his career and has been given the opportunity to compete across the country against the best, and from the ups and downs of it all, has learned how important it is to compete and improve each day. We have been able to see that improvement over the last two years and I anticipate that will continue during his time here. His personality is somewhat reserved, but internally, he is driven to be the best he can be in each facet of his life, and that is a quality we want in all of the people in our program.”
A consensus top-100 performer, Hills is ranked 51st in the ESPN Top 100, 69th by Rivals.com and 73rd by Scout.com. He was rated the second-best prospect in the state of Georgia as a junior.
Hill helped Aquinas to the semifinals of the Georgia High School Association Class A private state tournament as a junior under head coach Bernie Norris. He averaged 30.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per outing and the squad also claimed the conference and regional title in 2012-13. Hill was tabbed all-state en route to the program’s 25-7 overall record.
He competes on the AAU circuit for the Southern Stampede under head coach Al Durhum.
Marquette’s 2014 recruiting class is currently ranked among the top-20 groups in the nation. ESPN.com ranks the commitments 15th, while Scout.com has them positioned 16th. MU has collected multiple nationally ranked classes since Williams took over the program in 2008.