Ahmed Ali has joined the history books with Denham Brown (111 points, 2001) as the only Canadian ever to score over 100 points in a high school basketball game, recording 103 (23 triples) in a 111-76 victory against C.W Jeffreys today (December 16, 2015).

There’s layers to this story, and a lot to explain.

103 points is 103 points, which is absolutely wild, and should be recognized. That said, I hope to put everything into proper perspective.

Resume

Ali, a 2016 PG plays for BTB Prep (runs out of John Polyani Collegiate Institute) and plays in the newly-formed Ontario Prep league (OSBA) where he is one of the leaders in scoring at 26 PPG. His best performance has come against Thon Maker and Athlete Institute where he had 35.

In this case, Ali’s 103-point explosion was playing for the John Polyani high school team, the school he attends.

At the request of school administration and teammates, Ali is maintaining a commitment with the HS team, where he started two years ago. This was the third game of the high school season. In game one, Ali put in 46 points in a 6-point loss to Emery.

Ali is an NPH Top-50 Nationally ranked prospect in the class of 2016.

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In April, Ali put up 41 points against Indiana Gym Rats in championship game of Indiana Circle city shoot out. In June, 48 points against VCU commit Marquel Fraser and UPlay. He ended the summer putting up 46 points against Ohio Basketball Club and 44 points @ CNIT against Sphere including the game-winning shot.

“He’s a microwave, he can definitely go off; you have to be disciplined against him. If you’re not, he’s going to burn you,” explained Coach Mike Chmliewski of Sphere.

After this historic offensive onslaught, people will certainly want to know who this kid is, and just how good he is if he’s putting up numbers like this.

Who is Ahmed Ali?

Ali is a charismatic individual, who I’ve gotten to know over the last couple years. He has the utmost confidence in his game, and definitely brings showmanship to the table. Combine that with a pure shooting stroke, and you have an unpredictable player.

Ali is currently one of the top uncommitted guards in the country being recruited by high level JUCO’s including Vincennes, Chipola, and Kilgore.

As he matures, Ali must become more discipline and bring the same enthusiasm on the defensive end to continue his growth; his leadership has stepped up, which has been nice to witness.

Game Recap

At halftime, the score was 56-28–Ali had 48 points at that time.

“After the first half, I started taking stats, I felt something special was going to happen,” explained his Prep Head Coach Adeel Sahibzada.

He shot approximately 50-60% from the field for the game, according to Sahibzada.

“They tried box and one, double teaming, diamond (1-3-1) and 3-2 zone defense” he continued.

“He kept going further and further.”

Ali was launching from right around half court…where he made five of them, as hard as that is to believe.

“It was tough to guard him…every time he touched the ball, he launched.”

 

One to Remember

Ahmed Ali becomes a part of history with this performance…people will say what they want and some may show scepticism…but at the end of the day, 103 points is 103 points, and nobody can take that away.

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Tariq Sbiet

Written by Tariq Sbiet

NPH National Scout, tracking Canada's TOP prospects from high school to the NBA. With a genuine passion for the game, you will find Sbiet in the bleachers of most major tournaments and events across Canada & the United States -- Discovering talent from coast-to-coast, while absorbing knowledge at every opportunity. Sbiet has covered the game at every level, combining a basketball and media background with a degree in Media & Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber. *Inspiration is the spark plug to success*

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19 thoughts on “Canadian Guard Ahmed Ali Makes History, Drops 103 points in High School Game

  1. JB says:

    Dope for the kid.

    But Tariq could really use an editor. Or spellcheck. C’mon b!

  2. none says:

    You spelt jefferys wrong..

    1. TiTo's Messi says:

      you spelled “spelt” wrong 😀

  3. Keep up the amazing job of promoting Canadian hoops!

  4. kangaroo kid says:

    Hope he develops in to a great leader and dosent stop short of any thing but a national championship.

  5. Mustafe says:

    Warra good shit.💯🏀🏀🏀

  6. Phil Edwards says:

    I witnessed it! Saw every basket with my own eyes. Buzzer beaters, friendly bounces, but mostly “nothing but net!”

    What I enjoyed was seeing his friends and fans have something to celebrate. Youth are often “hardcore” or showing screwfaces ….the amount of smiles I saw in the crowd….basketball, let me rephrase that, Ahmed Ali….brought that…

    People keep talking about his shot, but it was his handle and ability to shoot at any given moment… That’s what impressed me most. This kid can really handle the rock! And his confidence? Definitely out the planet.

    He was humble and I had a few words with him after the game. He’s coached by one of the most prolific scorers: jabullah (forgot his last name) and so he definitely knows how to put in work.

    Not sure what’s next, but this was the best scoring output I’ve ever witnessed live, especially by a guard who is merely 5’10 I believe…. Well done Ahmed Ali!

    @mr.phil.Edwards

  7. Awil says:

    Reading this, I felt like I was living in 1990 all over again. How does it happen there is no Video clip of the game????????????

  8. Fady White says:

    This kid is a waste youth, how are you going to play for a Prep team, and a high school team that’s like saying your playing on the senior team and the junior team.

    1. Yo stop hating on the youth .. You say that cause you can’t even play or score as the youth did

    2. Fantastic12thManSeahawks says:

      You’re not your!

  9. JC says:

    Another thing to mention is that Denham Brown also used to play for the same high school basketball team back when the school was called Bathurst Heights (although he had the 111 pt game when he played for West Hill).

  10. Royal E says:

    Haters gonna hate right Fady White.

    How long are high school games 8min for the quarter? If yes 103 in that time is real good.

  11. Jim Thomas says:

    There is no question this is a signifigantt scoring feat by Ahmed who is a dynamic player. He reminds me of a humming bird zipping back and forth in a flower bed looking for nectar. In regards to the record by Denham Brown this was a manufactured score against a very weak team in the Scarborough league Denhams team put on a full court press from the opening tip and his team mates were told to get him the ball at every opportunity This was done with the connivance of his coach and they never let up the entire game. This makes his record tainted in the eyes of many who know the circumstances of the game

  12. Fantastic12thManSeahawks says:

    Good for Ahmed! The brother is a Hooper. I’d like to see you guys even score 20 points throughout the whole game. You couldn’t because you don’t got the skills that Ahmed have.

  13. isiah jordan says:

    That’s a great team work. Coach must be thrilled. And the opponent… Gotta be really good.

  14. JBK says:

    JBK TOP 5K YOU’RE 19 PLAYING AGAINST LITTLE KIDS

  15. corona says:

    props to the young man for scoring 103 pts…. that is a totally amazing feat
    the question though is how do you play for both a prep team and the high school team? and how is that allowed to happen both by the Toronto board and by OFSAA…. does that mean any kid playing at AI or Orangeville prep could return to their high schools and play both ??? The same with Henry Carr how do they get to play in the prep league and the Catholic league ….. seems to be unfair advantages…. when REDA was around those kids were not allowed to play regular high school ….. just seems like this is an unfair competitive loop hole that needs to be addressed…..

  16. mahdi says:

    Wow the man wil chamberlan dem

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