I thought I saw Isma’il Muhammad around the Hawks practice facility the other day but wasn’t 100 percent sure. Now I am.
The Hawks added former Georgia Tech player Isma’il Muhammad to their training camp roster Monday. The move brings the roster to 19 players, 13 with guaranteed contracts.
The 6-foot-6 Muhammad played at Tech from 2001-05 after playing at Atlanta’s W.D. Mohammed High School. The swingman has played professionally in Iceland, France, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, New Zealand and Venezuela. He joins former Tech teammate Anthony Morrow of the roster.
“My thought process is staying true to myself and doing what I do,” Muhammad said. “I don’t try to do what other people do. I try to bring energy. I play defense. Try to play above the rim. I’m just focusing on doing that and we’ll see what happens.”
With 13 guaranteed contracts, the Hawks have room for a maximum of two more players (not on the injured list).
“If there are two spots open, then there is an opportunity for me,” Muhammad said. “I know some other guys have more experience. Some guys do things better than me skill-wise. But I feel I bring something to the table defensively and athletically and with energy. So I’m going after one of those spots.”
- Chris Vivlamore
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