The Georgia Stars have another rising big man. To put it simply, Abdulhakim Ado is on track to become a superstar.
Ado, a 6-foot-11 center for the GA Stars has shown over the past couple weeks not only that he is a phenomenal basketball player, but that he belongs in the discussion for a top-10 ranking.
A native of Nigeria, Ado began playing soccer, and only recently picked up a basketball two years ago. A rising junior with a developing frame, Ado has very good touch inside on the offensive side, as well as fantastic footwork. On the defensive side, he is extremely long and rebounds very well.
Ado leads the charge for a Georgia Stars team that hasn’t lost in two weeks, winning in Hampton, Virginia at the Boo Williams Invitational and in Suwanee at the Nike Memorial Showcase, earning the number one ranking on IndiHoops as well as on Five Star Basketball. He says that everyone wants a shot at them, and that they are ready for the challenge.
“It’s going to take hard work,” Ado said. “We just have to work on our defense, work as a team, get the rebounds. The sky is the limit.”
When he was asked if he thought that the Stars could win Peach Jam, he was very confident in his answer.
“Why not?” Ado said. “I have no doubt in that. Right now, we are number one, so everyone has to go through us before anyone goes to that number one position. We want it so bad, we aren’t scared of anybody. We could take anybody anytime.”
Ado averaged 9.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 7.3 blocks during his sophomore campaign at Hamilton Heights (TN).
Ado currently holds offers from Tennessee and Vanderbilt.