Adam Afifi picks up first Division I offer

2020 West Valley College (CA) forward Adam Afifi recently received his first Division I scholarship offer from Seattle, giving him a lot to think about.

“They’re really good people, they really made me feel like I’m wanted and that they want to develop me to become a pro,” Afifi said. “It’s a good relationship, they’re honest and upfront, which is something you don’t always get in the recruiting process.”

Seattle has a plan for Afifi and believes he would fit well into their system. At 6-foot-9, Afifi averaged 13.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and shot 54-percent from the field last season.

He also stretched the floor, knocking down 36-percent of 50 three point shots.

“They said the main reasons they offered me is because I fit well in their offense where they like to play from the elbows and high post, which fits my game because my mid range, face up and jump shot,” Afifi explained. “I can also stretch the floor because I can shoot from three, also my passing ability and I’d say shot blocking too.”

But without being able to get on campus, Afifi is wondering if another year at the JUCO level will not only help his game but also allow him to have the full recruitment experience and be allowed to visit schools.

He also doesn’t want to pass up the opportunity to play for a great program, giving him tons to think about in the coming weeks.

“I’m very interested in the school but I also don’t know if I should go back to JUCO and see if I can get more or just commit to a good program,” he said. “Especially with the pandemic going on.”

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