Prospect Spotlight: Abdi Dahir (2019)

Grassroots
Nevada

Posted On: 10/19/18 1:33 PM

Last year at this time, Abdi Dahir was gearing up for his senior season with David Douglas in Oregon. Now, he’s in the midst of a season of prep school in the desert.

Las Vegas Prep nabbed the 6-foot-4 wing after his senior season, and the exposure is starting to ramp up for him. 

“I decided to go to prep school because it’s the best option for me to increase my game and get to the college level and get more exposure,” said Dahir.

“Before I got here, I had two offers from D2 schools and few schools interested from NAIA and other JUCO schools.”

“My recruitment goals for next year is to get D1 NCAA offers or D1 NJCAA offers. As of right now, I’ve been getting lots of D1 NJCAA interests.”

Versatility is the name of the game for Dahir. He explained to Prep Hoops exactly what he excels at on the hardwood.

“My strength is being a slasher, being able to attack the basket and finish or get fouled. Also court vision: being able to see who’s open and make plays. Ball handling: being able to dribble like a guard and cross players. Communication: talking and leading my teammates. Defense: being able to guard players on through four,” said Dahir. 

“A few things I’ve gotten better at since I graduated are being able to shoot the 3-ball better, mid-range and free throws. My court vision also got a lot better. My explosion towards the rim is better and my vertical has increased.”

He’ll finish the school year down south at Las Vegas Prep, before he potentially heads to a JuCo or a high level hoops program.

“Things are going well at Las Vegas Prep, we’re in the gym every day getting better. My role is the three but I play all five positions when needed,” said Dahir. 

“My goal this season is to develop my game in every way and take it to the next level.”