Thursday, November 13, 2014

UIS men's hoops team gets Harrisburg's Amaya

Harrisburg High School 6-foot-5 senior wing Bahari Amaya signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play for the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team next year.

He was a key reserve on Harrisburg’s Class 2A state championship team in 2013. He averaged 15 points and nine rebounds as a junior and received Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state special mention honors.

Amaya is the nephew of Ashraf Amaya, a three-time Missouri Valley Conference first-team pick at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in the 1990s, who later played in the NBA and Europe.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on November 13, 2014.

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