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Mike Ahmad
Mike Ahmad

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Glendora, Calif.

High School:
Glendora

Last College:
Irvine Valley JC

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 240

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
08/24/1981

Experience:
1L

This Season: Will battle for the starting center job after redshirting last season... Has the potential to be one of the best players in the Big West Conference, but needs to continue to mature on and off the court... An athletic big man with an excellent jump hook and soft touch around the basket... Left-handed.

2003 Season (RS): Redshirted during the 2002-03 season after appearing in 31 games as a junior.

2002 Season (Jr.): Showed flashes of brilliance at the end of the season scoring 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting against UC Santa Barbara in the championship game of the Big West Tournament... Followed that game with seven points and four rebounds against Montana State in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament... Best game of the season came against Western State as he recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes... Averaged 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in his first season at the Division I level... Started two games and appeared in all 31 during the season... Shot 58.8 percent from the floor which was the best on the team.

Junior College: Was a two-year starter at Irvine Valley Junior College, earning honorable mention all-conference honors as a freshman and first-team all-Orange Empire Conference honors as a sophomore... Was also named a junior college first-team all-state selection in California as a sophomore... Averaged 18.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore and 13.5 points and 8.0 rebounds as a freshman... Left Irvine Valley as the top scorer and rebounder in school history... Was third in the state of California as a sophomore in field-goal percentage at 64.7 percent.

High School: Averaged 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a senior... A first-team all-baseline selection as a senior... Led his team to back-to-back league championships as a junior and senior and won the CIF championship his junior year.

Personal: Born August 24, 1981 in Los Angeles, Calif... One of four children of Antonia Dancy and Kareem Ahmad... Enjoys playing basketball and listening to music... Is the cousin of Damon Stoudamire of the Portland Trailblazers... Majoring in sports management.

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