Although the college basketball season is still in full swing, with March Madness about to descend upon us, the time for recruiting never ends, especially for Georgia Tech, who will have a number of needs to fill in 2014-15. One of the ESPN100 recruits who remains uncommitted has Georgia Tech on his short list, and that’s 7-foot-2 center, Anas Osama Mahmoud.
Mahmoud, out of West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Fl., is one of the more well-known recruits in the nation who has still yet to decide on a school for next year. He is an Egyptian native who transferred to the Orlando school for his senior year, and in just the one season has wowed both scouts and coaches.
With senior center Daniel Miller gone next season, the Jackets will be looking for a strong post player who can run the floor, and Mahmoud fits that bill perfectly.
There are a number of schools trying to lure Mahmoud already (he has offers from Cincinnati, Creighton and Florida), with many other of the top programs showing some interest. The factor that weighs in Georgia Tech’s favor is that Mahmoud wants to major in engineering.
Advantage – Tech.
He’s also been quoted as saying he prefers a warm climate.
Let’s hope he hasn’t been watching Atlanta’s weather recently.
Beyond that, this lanky, rangy kid would be a great fit for Brian Gregory, and could step in and make an impact immediately. He has visited Louisville, and has visits scheduled with Minnesota and Georgia Tech, which hopefully will sel the deal for an early spring signing for Mahmoud.
Mahmoud is currently ranked as the #9 center in the country, and sits at 69 in the ESPN100, which encompass the top 100 recruits in the nation.
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