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Mohamed Bamba commits to Texas

No. 2 nationally ranked prospect

Mohamed Bamba (Harlem, N.Y.) has signed an Athletic Scholarship Agreement (ASA) to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Shaka Smart announced Thursday. Bamba’s signing projects UT’s incoming recruiting class into a consensus Top 3 class nationally. He selected Texas over Kentucky, Duke, Michigan and Harvard.

Bamba (6-11, 220), a forward from Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.) who played under coach Seth Berger, is ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, No. 2 by Scout.com and No. 3 by ESPN. He is the nation's top-ranked frontcourt player by both Rivals.com and Scout.com.

“Coach Smart understood from day one that I’m someone who is looking to make a profound impact, both on and off the court,” Bamba said. “The more I learned about The University of Texas and the city of Austin, the more I realized this was an ideal platform for me to pursue my many goals.” More at TexasSports.com.

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