There is a new three-point king in the Six, and his name is Ahmed Ali.
Ali became the second Canadian ever to score over 100 points in a high school game, almost literally carrying John Polyani Collegiate Institute to a 111-76 victory over C.W. Jefferys on Wednesday.
Making his stat line even more impressive was Ali’s ability to drill the long ball, netting a whopping 23 shots from beyond the arc. Tallying 48 points in the first half, he would go on to score all of his team’s second half points.
The kid was simply unstoppable.
The only other Canadian to score over 100 points in a high school game was Denham Brown in 2002 who put up 111 points for West Hill against R.H. King Academy.
Ali began this year as an unranked prospect, but has recently cracked the NPH Top-50 nationally ranked class for 2016.
The point guard also plays for BTB Prep, competing in the new Ontario Prep League (OSBA) and is one of the scoring leaders with 26 points per game.
He made the commitment to continue playing for his high school team alongside his Prep team, and has now entered the history books with this wild performance.
Leading up to this historic performance, Ali has been on a tear recently, dropping huge numbers against some very tough competition. Playing against Ohio Basketball Club, Ali dropped 46 points, and against Sphere he scored 44 including the game-winner.
The future is getting brighter for this apparent scoring machine.
Being one of the top uncommitted guards in Canada, Ali is currently being recruited by some high level colleges including Chipola and Kilgore.
They may not be the high profile NCAA schools all basketball players aspire to get to, but for a point guard who was not on the radar until this past year, 103 points will surely raise some eyebrows.