Bulldogs Gain Frontcourt Depth, Sign Mo Muhammed

May 29, 2018

RUSTON – The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball coaching staff only had to go an hour west to find their latest addition to the recruiting class, signing junior college forward Mubarak “Mo” Muhammed to play for the Bulldogs.

Muhammed, a 6-foot-8-inch, 225-pound frontcourt player who was recently named the LABC Junior College Player of the Year, spent this past season collecting a lot of rebounds and scoring at an efficient rate at Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mo Muhammed to the Louisiana Tech Family,” head coach Eric Konkol said. “Our goal is to recruit first class people who are quality students and talented basketball players. Mo fits that profile extremely well. He is a forward that plays with great energy, athleticism and versatility. He rebounds at a high rate and has produced points both at the rim and away from the basket.

“We are excited how well he fits our program and campus. Mo gives our team great experience from competing in one of the best junior college leagues in the country while at Bossier Parish Community College. He also was very well coached by Chris Lovell. He is driven to become the best version of himself at Louisiana Tech and we are excited to help him.”

While at BPCC for the 2017-18 season, Muhammed averaged 14.2 points per game while shooting 48 percent from the field, 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line.

He stepped up his scoring game even more in Region 14 action, averaging 16.6 points per contest including a career-high 31-point performance on 13-of-15 shooting against Navarro.

Muhammed also led the Cavaliers in rebounds and blocks as he averaged 9.1 boards and 1.5 blocks per game. Both his total rebounds and total blocks ranked in the top eight in Region 14 and in the top 50 in all of NJCAA.

 

 

The forward ended up posting 16 double-doubles in 30 games, recording a career-high 18 rebounds (eight offensive) at Lamar State-Port Arthur. He also registered multiple blocks in 13 games.

BPCC ended up posting a 17-win season, the most single-season victories by the Cavaliers in 10 years.

Muhammed spent his freshman season at the College of Southern Idaho where he averaged 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while only averaging 9.1 minutes per contest. He ended up shooting 57 percent from the field during the 2016-17 season for the Golden Eagles.

He spent his last year of high school at Lighthouse Christian School in Antoich, Tennessee but was born in Nigeria, becoming the third Bulldog (along with Armstrong Ojunkwu and Anthony Duruji) with connections to the African nation.

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