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Ahmad Wagner

Height 6-7
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Yellow Springs, Ohio
High School Wayne

Hawk Items – Enters his senior season scoring double figures in six games… led team in steals eight times and blocked shots six times in three years… shot at a 50 percent clip or better each of his first three seasons.

2017-18 — Competed in 30 games with seven starts, including the first six games of the season… missed three games: UAB (shoulder), Colorado (ankle), Michigan (illness)… tied a career high with four assists in win over Northern Illinois… made his first career 3-pointer in the first half of win over Alabama State… netted a season-best 11 points, including making second career triple, versus South Dakota State at Cayman Islands Classic… letterwinner.

2016-17 Honors — Earned the team’s Most Improved Player Award and the inaugural Kenny Arnold Hawkeye Spirit Award. 2016-17 – Started 18-of-34 games played…netted a career-best 12 points four times (Kennesaw State, Delaware State, Maryland, and at Illinois)… led team in steals six times and blocks five times… ranked third on the team in blocks (14), fourth in steals (27) and FT attempts (82), and fifth in assists (46)… shot 51.2 percent (63-of-123) from the field… posted career bests in scoring (12), assists (4), and blocked shots (4) in season opening win over Kennesaw State… started the first career game against Stetson, recording eight points, six rebounds and two blocks… dished out a career-best five assists at Northwestern… credited with two steals eight times… snagged a team-best nine rebounds in victory over Savannah State… made all five field goal attempts — equaling a career high with 12 points — and snagged four boards in triumph over Delaware State… his seven rebounds versus South Dakota (March 15) are the most in a game by the sophomore since grabbing eight versus Omaha on Dec. 3… letterwinner.

2015-16 — Saw action in 32-of-33 games… scored 83 points and grabbed 84 rebounds… made 68 percent of his field goal attempts (32-of-47), including nine of his last 11 attempts (.818) over the last five games of the season…ranked third on the team in blocked shots (13)… played double-digit minutes 19 times, including 11 Big Ten games… hauled in five or more rebounds in six games, including a season-best nine against Indiana… pulled down a team-best eight rebounds, and had six points and two blocks in only nine minutes of action in season opening win over Gardner-Webb… registered six points, four rebounds, two steals, and one assist in win over Coppin State… scored nine points to go along with five rebounds, and three assists in victory over UMKC… grabbed six rebounds and tallied three points in win over Tennessee Tech… rejected two shots and pulled down one rebound in victory over #1 Michigan State… tallied two steals and one block in four minutes of action against #4 Michigan State… scored five points and grabbed three boards in win over Michigan… went 3-of-3 from the floor, scoring six points, while blocking one shot in win at Rutgers… grabbed two boards and rejected one shot in home win over #22 Purdue… tallied six points and grabbed four boards, while leading the team with a career-best three steals in win over Northwestern… scored eight points, bolstered by 4-of-5 shooting from the charity stripe, and grabbed five boards and rejected one shot in home win over Penn State… netted two points and hauled in seven rebounds against Minnesota… grabbed three boards and blocked one shot in loss at Penn State… tallied two points and hauled in three rebounds in loss at Ohio State… went 5-of-6 from the floor, recording a career high in points (11) and rebounds (9) in home loss to #11 Indiana… netted two points and grabbed two rebounds in 11 minutes of action at Michigan… hauled in four rebounds and scored two points against Temple… letterwinner.

High School — Led Wayne High School to the Ohio Division I state championship as a senior… averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds while earning all-state, and first-team all-conference and all-division distinction as a senior… as a junior, averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, earning conference Player of the Year and honorable mention all-state laurels, as well as being recognized on the first team all-conference and all-division teams… named team’s co-Most Valuable Player in 2014… four-time team captain… excelled in the classroom by maintaining a GPA above 3.5… also played on the All-Ohio Red AAU squad.. played overseas in Italy his sophomore year… also played wide receiver for one season as a senior, helping lead Wayne High School’s football team to the state title game… earned first-team all-conference, all-state, and all-division accolades while hauling in 58 receptions for 1,028 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns as a receiver his senior season… ran anchor leg of 4×100 relay that placed fourth at the 2015 Ohio state track meet.

Personal — Born 12/21/96… communication studies major… parents are Lee and Teresa Bondurant Wagner… three siblings, brothers AJ and Aamil, and sister Amani… high school coach was Travis Trice, father of former MSU basketball player Travis Trice (2011-14)… AAU coaches were Logan Brogden and Marcus Gill.

Career Bests

Points: 12, 4x, last at Illinois, 1/25/17
Rebounds: 9, 2x, last vs. Savannah State, 11/13/16
FGM: 5, 3x, last vs. South Dakota State, 11/21/17
FGA: 8, 3x, last at Indiana, 12/4/17
3-pt FG: 1, 2x, last vs. South Dakota State, 11/21/17
3-pt FGA: 1, 9x, last at Maryland, 1/7/18
FTM: 6 vs. Maryland, 1/19/17
FTA: 8 vs. Maryland, 1/19/17
Assists: 5 at Northwestern, 1/15/17
Steals: 3 vs. Northwestern, 1/31/16
Blocks: 4 vs. Kennesaw State, 11/11/16
Minutes: 26 vs. Northern Iowa, 12/17/16