Posted: 11:00 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Ahmed Hill gets release, back on free-agent market 

By Michael Carvell

SG Ahmed Hill (AJC)

SG Ahmed Hill (AJC)

The state’s No. 2 basketball prospect is back on the free-agent market.

Ahmed Hill, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Aquinas high school, tweeted on Wednesday night that he has de-committed from Marquette.

Hill signed with Marquette last fall but decided to re-open his recruiting after coach Buzz Williams was recently hired away by Virginia Tech.

The 4-star was granted a release from his letter of intent after talking with new Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, according to multiple media outlets.

What about UGA and Georgia Tech? UGA has filled both of its available scholarships for this year when it signed two bigs on Wednesday. Georgia Tech has an open slot, but may have filled the need by signing shooting guard Tadric Jackson in the early period.

One possible destination for Hill may be Missouri, which signed the state’s No. 1 overall prospect for 2014, Effingham County High School power forward JaKeenan Gant. Hill and Gant are best buddies from AAU basketball.

Of course, the most popular prediction is that Hill will follow Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech.

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23 comments
GSU93
GSU93

Is UGA still limited on scholarships from the Harrick ordeal?  Seems like they have less than everyone else..

juvenal
juvenal

stay home! (& have a great Easter!)

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

RoadScholar: (Gina)

The truth hurts. The football program is a joke. Only school I know that reduced their stadium and still can't fill it up. They run a high school offense and play in a high school league. Basketball program in shambles. Baseball program in shambles.

Why would this kid want to come to Tech? To be a loser and hang out with ugly women? Don't see it happening.

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

Tech just needs to disband their entire athletic program and concentrate on recruiting 1 good looking female to attend school there. Their athletics are basically 3A high school. Their selection of women ranges somewhere between leper and wildebeest.

ElStinko
ElStinko

You can count out UGA because they refuse to sign any of the top 10 players in the state EVER.

RangeRover
RangeRover

Real men don't get their ears pierced....

slydawg
slydawg

UGA has a slot for him. Some lesser player just needs to go. Simple as that.

POAD2013
POAD2013

Tech needs a BIG man to replace MILLER. Would love to have this player but no space for him.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@PoliticalOutsider  

By the way that so-called high school offense has run up 300+ yards on the mutts every year, only losing because of a defense that was worse that Choke Grantham's was.  And that high school league you say Tech plays in won 2 BCS games, one of which was the National championship game over a team of thugs from the SEC.  You have any more ignorant remarks to make.  Like I said below, you really need to click those ruby-red slippers you are wearing and get to OZ as fast as you can

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@PoliticalOutsider  

And yet it took 2 OTs for the mighty mutts to beat the Jackets, Tech (AS ALWAYS) beat the mutts in basketball, and has thus far split the series in baseball with the mutts.  If that's what you call a shamble, then I'll live with it

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@PoliticalOutsider  

You, bubba, need to stop wasting time posting on blogs and go ask the Wizard of Oz for a brain.  You have made it incredibly clear that you don't have one.

slydawg
slydawg

@POAD2013 Tech needs a "dog" on the floor. Tech needs him if they can get him. UGA too...T

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

Another losing season in basketball. GT lost to UGA, Ga Southern and Kennesaw State in baseball so far this season, I wasn't even born the last time GT beat UGA in football. And you even got punked by UGA 15-1 in softball yesterday. Geez! Wanna try horseshoes? I'd say that's pretty much shambles, and it's just like a Tech man to be willing to accept 2nd class status so easily. You clowns landing Ahmad Hill is just another fantasy. Kinda like the fantasy you have of ever having a good looking woman on campus.

TechTroll13
TechTroll13

@HTJacket

Being 6 years old would explain his stupid comments.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

You weren't even born in 2008? You write remarkably well for someone 6 years old or younger.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@PoliticalOutsider  

Softball is a woman's sport, and there are more women in the cesspool than there are at Tech, so big deal.  We OWN the mutts in basketball.  You won one game against us in baseball.  We won one game against you in baseball, actually pounding you.  Georgia has one national championship in football and something like 16 conference championships.  Tech has 4 national championships in football and 19 conference championships.  When Tech and Georgia were in the same conference (SAIA, Southern, and SEC) Tech had more conference championships that the mutts.  Really all the mutts have to claim is beating Tech more often than not since the 1970s, and a few women's gymanastics championships.  Other than that, you have a pretty mediocre athletics record, certainly not close to comparable to other schools in the SEC and ACC.  You are a legend in your own mind.