Just four days after landing one of the top recruiting classes in the country, Mississippi State basketball coach Ben Howland added yet another star to his program.
Howland and his staff signed four-star recruit Abdul Ado from Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday. With the signing, the Bulldogs now have the No. 6 signing class in the country, according to ESPN.
“We’re really excited about Abdul’s commitment,” Howland said. “He is an exciting talent and multi-faceted in terms of being able to play two different positions. He can play both center and power forward and defend both as well. He has great length and size. His body has the potential to get bigger and stronger. He’s a good passer, has shown he can shoot the ball from 15-17 feet and he’s got a really great toughness about him. Abdul is going to be great for us in the future.”
6-11 | 235 | F | Hamilton Heights Christian Academy | Chattanooga, Tenn.
– 4-star recruit by ESPN who is ranked as the 68th best player in the nation.
– Maxpreps 2014-15 Boys Basketball Junior All-American team.
– In 2013-14, averaged 9.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 7.3 blocks.
– A native of Nigeria who has been in the United States for two years.
– Ranked 9th nationally as a junior by 247sports, No. 15 by Rivals and No. 24 by Scout.com.
– Played with USA Elite under-20 Team at the World Championship in Touring, France.
– Scored a season-high of 41points against Bradley Central in 2013-14.
– Awarded best potential for Top Boy awards from the High Potential “Blue Chip” Exposure basketball back in 2014-15.
– Offers from Auburn, LSU, Penn State, Oregon, Louisville, Memphis and Vanderbilt
– Georgia Stars AAU team
(From MSU Media Relations)