St. John's is on a mission to keep New York City talent in Queens and their latest pursuit is centered around one of the top 2016 JUCO prospects, Bashir Ahmed, who will take an official visit to the school on September 26.
The shooting guard/small forward from the Bronx currently attends Hutchinson Community College and has offers from Rutgers, Cincinnati, Houston and Seton Hall, in addition to Chris Mullin's program. Ahmed originally committed to Iona and took an unofficial visit to St. John's in May.
"I love the campus, I love the program," Ahmed told Adam Zagoria of SNY following the visit. "The team is like a family. They have a great coaching staff and a good history. Coach Chris Mullin is a very cool guy. I can relate to him. We both are from New York."
Ahmed can really light up the scoreboard as he scored the sixth most points for a freshman in Hutchinson CC school history and was named an NJCAA All-American this past year. The 6'6" talent also has a knack for finding the basketball off the glass, proving his toughness after averaging almost eight boards a game.
According to SNY, Ahmed shot 45.5 percent from the floor, hit a team high 47 three pointers and nailed 36.4 percent from long range in his first season at the Kansas school.
Ahmed could be a part of a huge 2016 class with Mullin remaining in the mix for Thomas Jefferson High School star Shamorie Ponds, former Christ the King guard Rawle Alkins, New York Rens ball handler Mustapha Heron and Our Savior New American shot blocker Kassoum Yakwe.