When Bill Crothers played against Crestwood Prep on December 12, the gym was packed with onlookers and the vast majority of the people in the stands had come to watch the No.1 rated recruit in Canada for the class of 2023; Elijah Fisher.
However, many came away more impressed with the other Elijah on the floor that day; Elijah Mahi.
Class of 2022 Elijah Mahi had an impressive 20 point performance in the win over Crestwood while his name sake Elijah Fisher had a quiet game and only had 10 points in the loss to Bill Crothers.
The 6-foot-5 Mahi from Pickering, ON is in his first year in the OSBA after having spent last season at Pine Ridge High School where he helped the Puma’s to an OFSAA Championship. He also plays AAU for Northern Kings.
Mahi is an elite shooter with exceptional range from behind the arc. Even though he is still a youngster with a few years left to play in high school, he is one of the premier shooters in a league full of four and five-star recruits including many who have already committed to play next year in the NCAA.
The ball movement by his teammates at Bill Crothers is the best in the league which allows Mahi the opportunity to get multiple good looks for his shots throughout the game. He doesn’t hesitate when he has the opportunity and more often than not he is able to make his shot attempts. He is currently making 50 percent of his shots from three-point range (15 of 30) which is an eye-popping stat for a player that young.
Mahi is second on his team in scoring with an average of 13.3 points per game which is only behind Kobe Elvis who has committed to play at DePaul next year. Mahi has begun to receive interest south of the border with an offer from UMass already on the table.
Mahi should be in consideration for the Bio Steel All-Canadian Future’s Game at the end of the season and he is quickly establishing himself as one of the best young players in Canada.
Check out Mahi’s interview and game highlights from his 20 point performance in the win over Crestwood.