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Flyers Sign American Point Guard Hameed Ali

Bristol Flyers can confirm the signing of 6ft 2in American point guard Hameed Ali from the University of Texas A&M - Corpus Christi.

The 22-year-old has five years of NCAA Division One experience and averaged 10.9 points, 5.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game last season, earning himself a place in the Third Team All-Southland and All-Defensive Team.

During his five-year-tenure with the Islanders, Ali also became Texas A&M - Corpus Christi’s all-time leader in career steals.

“It feels great to have signed with the Bristol Flyers,” Ali told bristolflyers.co.uk.

“I spoke with Coach Kapoulas before I signed and he seems like a very nice guy. I can’t wait to meet him in person.”

“He told me that the Flyers are a very defensive minded team and l feel like that’s my best attribute as a player.”

“It’s been a life long dream of mine to play professional basketball in Europe and I can’t wait to get started.”

Ali will link up with his new team-mates for pre-season at the end of August, as Flyers begin their preparations for the 2016/17 campaign.

“Hameed brings leadership, great defensive ability and a winning mentality to our now complete roster,” said Flyers head coach Andreas Kapoulas.

“His ability to distribute the ball and create shots for himself and others fits very well into the style of basketball I want us to play this season.

“He brings a high-level of experience from NCAA Division One and will be a valuable addition to our squad. I am really glad we are able to offer him his first professional contract coming out of College.”

Ali is now the tenth player to commit to Bristol Flyers for 2016/17, joining Greg Streete, Roy Owen, Jordan Ranklin, Chris Bourne, Michael Vigor, Leslee Smith, Daniel Edozie, Lovell Cook and Brandon Boggs.

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View our gallery of Hameed Ali in action during his five-year-tenure at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (Credit: Islanders Men's Basketball)

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