NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State men’s basketball Head Coach Dana Ford announced the signing of junior college transfer Hampus Ahlin (Stockholm, Sweden) to join this year’s recruiting class. Ahlin, who played two seasons at Monroe College in New Rochelle, N.Y., will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2017-18 season.
“We are delighted to welcome Hampus to the basketball program,” Ford said. “Hampus is coming off an excellent season at Monroe College that included a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament. He brings excellence size to our team along with the ability to really shoot the three. He played well in big games throughout his time at Monroe.”
Ahlin, who is a native of Stockholm, Sweden, averaged 8.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, making 45 three pointers as a sophomore for one of the top junior colleges in the nation.
During the 2016-17 season, the 6'6 wing helped lead the Mustangs to the Region XV Championship, the District 3 Championship and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament Sweet 16. Ahlin scored in double figures 11 times on the year including a season-high 27 points in the Region XV Championship Game.
Ahlin put up 7.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game with 40 made threes as a freshman at Monroe. In his two years at the junior college level, his teams went 45-20.
He went to high school at Tibble Gymnasium in Sweden, earning the Shooter of the Year award for 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Ahlin is the fifth player to join this year’s signing class, which also includes David Morris (Erie, Pa.), DaJion Henderson (Los Angeles, Calif.), Kamar McKnight (Toronto, Ont.) and Stokley Chaffee (Oakland, Calif.).