CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi basketball team has added another player for the 2014-15 season, signing Ihab (Ehab) Amin (Alexandria, Egypt/St. John's Northwestern Military Academy) to a National Letter of Intent. Amin is a 6-foot-3 point guard who has played with the Egyptian National Team.
"Ihab is a very mature player for an incoming freshman," head coach Willis Wilson said. "His international experience is something that should ease his transition into college basketball. He can run the point and he is also a pretty strong shooter. He will give us some additional depth at the guard position this year, and down the line we will look to him to take over at the point."
The bulk of Amin's experience has come on the international level, making a name for himself at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. He scored 15.7 points, grabbed 5.5 rebounds, dished out 2.5 assists and garnered 2.5 steals in seven games at the event. He was fifth in scoring at the Championship and second in assists.
Amin spent the past year at St. John's Northwestern, just outside of Milwaukee, Wis. The school is a postgraduate institution that plays in the National Prep School Invitational annually. The point guard was hampered by an injury during the year, though, limiting his playing time.
Amin joins Chris Tawiah, who signed earlier this week, and Joe Kilgore, who signed in the early signing period in November. Tawiah is a 6-foot-9 center originally from England who most recently attended Frank Phillips College. Kilgore is an athletic, 6-foot-5 combo guard out of Spring Dekaney High School, just outside of Houston.
A&M-Corpus Christi was the third-most improved team in the nation in 2013-14, posting 18 wins, a 12-win improvement from the 2012-13 campaign. The Islanders went 14-4 in conference play, finishing second behind only undefeated Stephen F. Austin in the Southland standings. Wilson was also honored with the Ben Jobe Award as the top minority coach in Division I.
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