A year ago, Khalil Ahmad had just wrapped up his Cal State Fullerton basketball career as one of the most prolific scorers in school history. After graduating in May, he was competing in the Drew Summer League in Los Angeles when his agent brought him an interesting job offer.
Shayaun Saee pitched the idea of playing for Keflavik, a basketball club in the Domino’s Premier League in Iceland. Newly hired head coach Hjalti Vilhjalmsson was searching for a shooting guard to help build Keflavik into a championship-caliber team. Ahmad leaped at the opportunity. After a contract was negotiated and signed, he caught an Aug. 31 flight to Iceland.
Allman Jr. joins the Greek League
Ahmad wasn’t the only recent Fullerton grad playing hoops in Europe. Kyle Allman Jr., Ahmad’s Titans backcourt mate, launched his pro career in Greece. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard signed last summer with Gymnastikos Syllogos Lavrio, a team in the Greek League’s first division. Like Ahmad, Allman was one of the most prolific scorers in school history as he finished his career fifth all-time in points with 1,680. He was durable as well, tallying 127 games played in his career, the third-most in school history.
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