4-star recruit for Philly Pride (same AAU program as Daniel Skillings)

One of the more head turning performances of the night was the one turned in by Al Amadou of the Philly Pride.

A long and bouncy 6-foot-9 frontcourt player, Amadou caught our attention last summer thanks to his length and upside. Though he was lean, the physical tools and upside earned him a spot at No. 99 overall in the 247Sports ranking of the class of 2023.

Fast forward to Friday night and Amadou now has some game to go along with his physical upside. Make no mistake, he still needs to get stronger but he’s playing harder, is a real threat as a shot blocker on defense and he will posterize guys at the rim thanks to his quick leaping ability. His shot looks like it is starting to round into form as well.

He’s visited Marquette officially and saw Maryland unofficially prior to the staff changing over (he would be interested if Kevin Willard chose to recruit him). Others who have offered include Cincinnati, Dayton, Georgia Tech Miami and VCU to name a few.