Hamilton Heights' Ado Invited To Nike Elite 100 Hoops Camp In June

Hawks' Junior Post Player Adds College Offer From Tennessee

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

Abdulhakim Ado, a rising junior at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, was recently noti?ed by Nike Elite Youth Basketball’s, Carlton DuBoise, that he has been invited to participate in the Nike Elite 100 Basketball Camp, June 12-15, on the campus of St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.

According to the Nike Elite 100 invitation, the camp is “the nation’s premier basketball event for elite high school freshman and sophomore basketball players. (Ado’s) selection as a participant in this prestigious event clearly signi?es that [he is] nationally recognized as one of the top players in his class.”

Ado’s coach, Zach Ferrell, adds: “We are extremely proud for Abdul and excited for this opportunity for him to continue to grow his game and compete against some of the best players in the country. He has worked very hard and is deserving of all the opportunities that he is getting."

At the recent Nike-sponsored Boo Williams tournament in Hampton, VA, Ado received high marks from many of the national recruiting scouts at the tournament including, RecruitScoop.com, ScoutsFocus.com, OnTheRadarHoops.com, and HoopsIntel.com.

From his strong performance in Hampton, Ado added a scholarship offer from new Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall to go along with a previous offer from Vanderbuilt University. Ado has also received strong interest from Connecticut and Memphis as well.

Hamilton Heights also released their 2014-2015 basketball schedule which includes national powers, Oak Hill, Arlington Country Day, and Huntington Prep. They will also be playing defending TSSAA Division II state champion Ensworth.

Locally, Hamilton Heights will be competing against Brainerd and McCallie along with an invitation to participate in the 2014 Best of Preps tournament in December.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @larryfleming44)


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