Only 10 days out from the first live event of the NCAA recruiting period various roster tweaks are occurring as top level players are making decisions on where their best opportunity is for playing time and exposure in the key July period. There’s no doubt that the Houston Defenders are one of the country’s elite teams this year and are on every college coaches radar. So, too are the Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston who are loaded with talent. The Defenders have Big Shaq Cleare who commands and deserves lots of playing time. 2012 big man, Aly Mohamed wants more time for his game to shine.
On Sunday, 2012 6’9″ Aly Mohamed has crossed over to the Texas D1 Ambassadors camp and gives the orange and black a true man in the middle at 6’9″ and 260 lbs. The native of Egypt who played last season for Houston Trent International is a high, high level player. He has a special combination of size, strength and a wide ranging and intriguing skill set that makes the sky the limit for him. Down low he has great footwork and an assortment of nifty low post moves. When he faces the basket he can knock down the mid range shot. In fact, he can shoot the three too. He is devastatingly accurate as a passer out of the high post as well. Our players are quickl dreading practicing against him because he is PHYSICAL. However, they can’t wait until the games begin and he’s on their side of the ball because he is a PRESENCE.
Check out his video below from a year ago. He’s that much better again today as witnessed by his outstanding performance at the recent Under Armour Camp in Atlanta, GA. Overall he graded out as the #3 ranked player at the UA Atlanta Camp.
Mohamed joins a talented D1 Ambassador frontline that includes 2011 F 6’9″ Keynan “Slim” Willis of Crosby, 2013 6’9″ Johnathan Motley of Houston Northshore, 2012 F 6’8″ Maurice Letcher-Ellis of Houston Yates, 2014 F 6’8″ Kendrick Morris of Phillips Exeter (NH) and 2013 F 6’7″ Parker Callender of Houston Clear Springs.
His backcourt mates are a fearsome foursome of 2012 guards. Chase Brogna of Houston St. Thomas, Joshua Hagins of Bossier City Airlne (LA), Devon Turk of Houston St. Pius, NBA Player’s Camper Alex Caruso of College Station A&M Consolidated and 2011 G Jalen Washington of Pflugerville Hendrickson.
After the Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston break camp in Galveston their July schedule is as follows:
July 7-8 Atlantic Slam Myrtle Beach, SC
July 9-12 GASO Duncanville Duncanville, TX
July 13-15 Best Buy Summer Classic Minneapolis, MN
July 22-25 Las Vegas Fab 48 Las Vegas, NV
July 27-28 Desert Duel Phoenix, AZ