Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Former Knight in FIBA World Championships
I'm sure that not every Gannon Hoops fan is following the FIBA World Basketball Championships taking place now in Turkey, but after reading this post you might follow the tourney a little closer. And I'm not talking about Team USA. Former Gannon player Zaid Al-Khas is a member of the Jordanian national team and receives quite a bit of playing time. Through three games, Al-Khas has played 66 minutes, scoring 16 points and grabbing 17 rebounds.
Since his days in a Gannon uniform, Al-Khas has been playing professionally in Jordan and doing well. Heck, the guy has his own Wikipedia page and is a hit on YouTube. Al-Khas was one of the most underrated Golden Knights of all-time. He was big, strong, wide, had good hands, a soft touch, and rebounded like a bull. Yet when GU fans talk about the best big men in recent Gannon history, they talk about Josh Morgan, Geoff Husted, and Kyle Goldcamp but rarely is Al-Khas in the conversation. Good to see him fulfilling his dream as a pro basketball player and representing his country in a prestigious tournament.