On the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period, the Marquette University men’s basketball team landed Georgia standout Ahmed Hill.
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Hill plays for Aquinas High School in Augusta, Ga., and is a consensus top-100 player. Hill was ranked 51st in the ESPN Top 100, 69th by Rivals.com and 73rd by Scout.com.
Hill averaged 30 points and 12 rebounds in a junior season in which he led Aquinas to a 25-7 record and the semifinals of the Georgia High School Association Class A private state tournament last season, earning all-state honors.
Hill was one of two prep standouts to sign letters of intent with Marquette Wednesday.
Sandy Cohen of Seymour (Wis.) High School also signed his letter of intent to play basketball for Buzz Williams and the Golden Eagles. The 6-6, 180-pound Cohen is rated 84th in the ESPNU Top 100, 85th by Scout.com and 97th by Rivals.com.
Cohen averaged 16.6 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior at Seymour and is on pace to become the program’s 10th 1,000-point scorer.
Over at Madison, Wisconsin landed Ethan Happ, a 6-8 all-state forward from Rockridge High School in the Quad Cities metro area.
Happe is the first Quad-Cities area player to sign with a Big Ten basketball program since Davenport Central’s Jessan Gray signed with Indiana in 2002.
Happ averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds as a junior.