• Ben Hall

Class of 2020 Point Guard Yassine Gharram is Headed to Yale

Updated: Jul 7, 2019

Class of 2020 point guard Yassine Gharram has committed to Yale University.

The 6’2 guard also had offers from Air Force, Denver, UC Davis, and Montana. But Yale was the best fit for Gharram. 

“What was different about Yale than other schools was that the Head coach wanted me,” Gharram said. “Everyday he would text me, ask me if I need anything or questions. He was at every one of my AAU games no matter who we played. He was very committed to me. Also there style of play suits my game and I think I will flourish there!”

Gharram was born in Morocco and moved to San Diego, California when he was a kid.

“What it means to me to represent Morocco and SD is everything,” Gharram said. “I was born in Morocco so always wanted to represent them. Also always dreamed of attending a D1 University while playing basketball.”

He attends Foothills Christian High School in El Cajon, California. Last season Gharram had a great season for the Knights. He was named to the East County All League First Team. Foothills Chritians lost in the second round of the CIF Boys Basketball Tournament.

This season Gharram will look to lead his team to a championship.

“What my expectations are for foothills heading into my senior year is to lead my team to as many victories as we can get,” Gharram said. “We want to win a CIF Championship!”

Gharram played in the Adidas Gauntlet with Compton Magic during the summer. Playing in the Adidas Gauntlet has helped Gharram develop as a player. This summer he has averaged 11.8 points and 2.4 assists in 20.4 minutes per game.

“Compton Magic has put me in a platform to play against the best competition in the country,” Gharram said. “The coaches have kept us accountable and held to a very high standard! They are great people!”

Over the next few years Yassine Gharram will be a player to look out for in the Ivy League. He will be an immediate impact for the Bulldogs.

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