Ahmad Starks Signs NLI with Men's Basketball

Nov. 11, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Ahmad Starks, a highly-touted point guard from Chicago, Ill., has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Oregon State men's basketball program, head coach Craig Robinson announced on Wednesday. The signing is one of two expected by Oregon State during the early signing period, which continues through Nov. 18.

'Ahmad is a tremendous player who has been a winner throughout his high school career,' head coach Craig Robinson said. 'He's a guard who is a natural scorer and can get other players involved as well. He brings a lot of energy to the game and will help the program continue to move in the right direction.'

Starks signs with Oregon State out of Whitney Young High School as he enters his senior season after playing a big role in the Dolphins run towards the 4A state championship as a junior. The 5-8, 150-pound point guard averaged 10 points per game on a loaded team as a sophomore and is ranked among the top point guard prospects in the country.

The point guard is ranked No. 132 overall by Rivals.com as the website has him tabbed as the No. 30 point guard prospect in the country. Nearly every recruiting service has Starks as a three-star prospect as the high school senior is ranked the No. 35 point guard prospect by ESPN.com and the No. 25 point guard by Scout.com.

The Oregon State men's basketball squad opens the 2009-10 season on Friday, Nov. 13, as the Beavers travel to Lubbock, Texas, to face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the opener of the 'Duel in the Desert.'

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