Hamdan impresses coaches, scouts
Bush Hamdan
Bush Hamdan
ACC Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 16, 2003

The name Bush Hamdan is new to some, but according to StudentSports, which puts together the upper-echelon of talent in the nation for the Elite 11 camps, Hamdan is a name to remember. So why have we not heard of him before?

“Basically, I play in Arlington, Virginia and I did not have great stats last year,” says the 6-foot-1, 200 pounder. “I went to the NIKE camp as a sophomore and did okay. This summer I did better, and found myself with the first group. I felt I did well, but the last couple of months I really started to come out of nowhere. In Las Vegas for the Elite Eleven camp, I finished number one both days. Talent-wise I felt like I blew the rest of the guys out of the water.

“The Nike guys said that if I had a better year last year, I would be an Elite Eleven guy. After that, I feel confident going into the camps and going into this year.”

Teams are taking notice, including UCLA, a team that Bush visited before the Las Vegas event.

“Right before, I spent a day at UCLA and felt like they are very interested in me. Teams are unsure about me after watching film, and when I am live in front of them, I blow them away.”

Bush has continually improved his game, including dropping his 40 time from a 4.9 to a recent 4.75 in a Maryland combine.

Other teams of interest for Hamdan include several schools closer to his home.

Penn State, for the last couple of year, has been in contact with me. They are trying to feel me out a little bit, and Syracuse is saying the same thing – for me to be patient. Maryland and Virginia are much the same way. I really think that I am at the top of a lot of lists for schools I went to visit. The toughest thing is not that I do not have any offers. It is knowing that I outperformed a lot of guys and they have the offers.”

Bush Hamdan
Bishop O'Connel HS
Arilington, VA

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