Freshman forward to leave Rice
Owls to chase second, postseason road win Tuesday
Rice knocks off Drake, 74-68
Second-round game slated for 7 p.m. Saturday
Owls take on ECU Wednesday at C-USA T
Video recap of the Owls' win over Tulane.
Images of Rice student-athlete Ahmad Ibrahim.
Images from the Owls' CIT second-round win over Drake
Images from the Owls' final regular season game against Houston.
Images from the Owls' exciting 77-75 win over UTEP played Feb. 1, 2012.
Images from Rice Basketball's Conference USA opener against Marshall played Jan. 7, 2012.
Played in 33 games as a freshman, starting eight consecutive contests at one point during Conference USA play ... averaged 6.2 points for the season ... had 63 rebounds, 33 assists, 18 steals and 15 blocks during the year ... averaged 7.0 points and 2.0 rebounds during conference play ... had seven blocks in 15 C-USA games played. Scored seven points on 3-for-6 shooting in his Rice debut against New Orleans ... also had three rebounds and two blocks in the game ... had three assists in the Owls' win over Maryland-Eastern Shore ... registered an eight-point performance against Iowa State at the South Padre Island Invitational ... was 3-for-6 from the field and also made 2-of-3 free throws ... second straight double-figure scoring game came against St. Thomas, finishing with 10 points ... also had three rebounds and two assists ... earlier in the same week found his comfort zone at Houston Baptist, scoring a then, career high 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting ... made 5-of-7 three-pointers, becoming the first Rice player to have 5+ treys in a game since the 2009-10 season ... also had six rebounds and blocked two shots in the game ... had a 12-point effort in the Owls' win over Texas A&M ... was 5-for-9 from the field, had two steals and two blocks ... scored seven straight points for Rice with a culminating trey giving Rice a 56-45 lead with 4:00 to play.
Scored 14 points and had five rebounds in his first career start which came in a road win at SMU ... also had a career-high four assists against the Mustangs ... was 6-for-11 from the field including 2-for-4 from three-point range ... also had two steals in 35 minutes of play ... in an 88-74 home-court win over Tulane, scored a career-high 23 points and also established a new career mark with three blocks ... was 8-for-13 from the field and made a trio of three-pointers as the Owls swept a home-and-home series from the Green Wave ... scored eight points to go along with three, key defensive rebounds in the Owls' 83-74 win over UCF ... gave Rice the lead for good against the Knights with a defensive board and a layup at the other end of the floor to put the Owls up 69-68 with 6:12 to play ... put an exclamation mark on the win when he grabbed a defensive board following an Arsalan Kazemi block and dunked the ball at the other end of the floor with seven seconds to play ... began final week of the regular season at UTEP breaking out of a scoring slump which had gone on since the Owls' last game against the Miners ... during the final week of the regular season averaged 9.5 points per game, converting on 7-of-11 shots from the field including 2-of-4 three-pointers ... had scored 12 combined points in the Owls' previous five games and had missed 12 straight three-point attempts before the Owls traveled to El Paso ... against UTEP scored 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting ... in home finale against Houston scored nine points and had an assist in 16 minutes of play ... was 3-for-5 from the field against the Cougars, knocking down his lone three-point attempt.
Scored 10 points in the Owls' CIT second-round win over Drake ... knocked down a three-pointer to give the Owls' their biggest lead (10 points) with 5:58 to play ... also had two assists and a steal in the game.
Humble Christian Life Academy
Averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists while seeing playing time at all three perimeter positions ... helped lead Christian Life Academy to a 30-5 record ... while playing for coach Carlos Wilson, was named to the all-tournament teams at the American Airlines Alaska Shootout in Anchorage as well as the Santa Maria Prep Classic played in Santa Maria, Calif. ... as a junior, attended Mountain State Academy, a college preparatory school located in Beckley, W.Va. ... helped lead his high school team to the semifinals of the 2010 ESPN RISE National High School Invitational tournament ... team advanced to the national tournament's semifinals with a 59-53 win over Oak Hill Academy ... closed out the scoring in the upset victory with a break-away dunk ... averaged 15 points, six rebounds and three assists as a junior.
In 2010, represented Lebanon at the 21st FIBA Asia U18 Championship played in Sana'a, Yemen ... in seven games played in the championship, averaged 20.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists ... Lebanon tied for firth in its preliminary round of games with a 2-1 record and was 2-3 in the second round of pool play ... scored 32 points against South Korea during the preliminary round and finished with 31 points against Chinese Taipei in the second round ... in addition to playing in the U18 Championship, also played with Lebanon's senior national team in 2010, averaging 12 points per game during the team's tour of Japan and Taiwan ... first grabbed international attention playing for Lebanon's U18 team as a 16-year old playing at the 2008 FIBA Asia U18 Championship ... averaged 32 points per game through the first two rounds of the tournament ... during the second round of the championship, scored 49 points against Kazakhstan before chipping in 34 points in back-to-back games against China and Syria.
Ahmad Ali Ibrahim ... born Feb. 18, 1992 in Beirut, Lebanon ... son of Ali Ibrahim and Chadia Ibrahim ... has five siblings, Maya, Mirna, Rana, Racha and Mohamad ... cousin, Mohamad Ibrahim is a member of Lebanon's national team and played in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship.