|Intro||American-Somalian professional basketball player|
|From|| United States of America|
1 January 1985, San Diego, USA
Mohamed Abukar (born January 1, 1985) is a Somali-American professional basketball player who plays for Keravnos of the Cyprus Basketball Division 1. Abukar was born in San Diego, California. In 2008, he was drafted by the Austin Spurs of NBA Development League in round 2.
Abukar averaged 28.7 points and 12.7 rebounds per game in his senior year at Rancho Bernardo High School. He was a member of the USA Junior National Team in the summer of 2002, playing on the same team with Carmelo Anthony, Dee Brown and Chris Bosh. Abukar was one of only three high school players on the roster. As a junior, averaged 20.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 blocks per game.
He averaged 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Started 21 of 22 games, missing the first ten games of the season under
NCAA transfer rules. He scored in double figures 17 times, posting a season-high 26 points vs. Wyoming. Registered 20 points and six rebounds at BYU. Also he scored 22 points on 10-for-12 shooting vs. Colorado State. Abukar Recorded 24 points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. Indiana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Abukar averaged 15.8 points (ranked eighth in the MWC) and 5.8 rebounds per game. He shot a team-high .829 from the free throw line.
Led the team in scoring nine times. Mohamed Abukar Scored 20 or more points seven times, posting a career-high 27 points vs. BYU. Also recorded three double-doubles, including a 24-point, career-high ten-rebound performance at Utah. He scored 19 points and pulled down ten rebounds at Colorado State. Tallied 22 points and seven rebounds vs. California.