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Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir


Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is basketball player from Springfield, Massachusetts. Her parents are Tariq and Alooah Abdul-Quaadir. She also has a brother, Yusuf Abdul-Ali who played college basketball at Bentley College.  Bilqis plays as a guard for the University of Memphis. She missed the 2009-10 basketball season due to an injury in her right knee during a preseason work out. However, Bilqis still has showed much promise of a career in basketball and will continue to make a name for herself as her career goes on.

Professional Career

Bilqis Abdul was named the Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year and Western Massachusetts Player of the Year by MassLive.com in 2009. She was also named as one of the top five players in the state by Boston Globe All-Dream Team. Bilqis made a name for herself by braking the Massachusetts scoring record with a 3070 career point total since starting varsity basketball as an eigth grader.



General Info.

Bilqis is not just talented on the basketball courts. She has proven to be an academic star as well with numerous awards such as  C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2009-2010) and the Dean's list (2009). Bilqis has chosen to attend Memphis and major in pre-med with an interest in cariac surgery. Clearly, Bilqis has much talent on the court and off the court as well.

Reference Links

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/selena_roberts/03/05/clothesminded/index.html, http://www.masslive.com/sports/index.ssf/2009/10/bilqisbarron.html

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TagsUniversity of Memphis players, Massachusetts Varsity Record
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir
Personal Information
Birthdate:November 11, 1990
Birthplace:Springfield, Massuchusetts
Current:University of Memphis
Plays:Point Guard
Amateur:New Leadership Charter School (Springfield, MA), University of Memphis
Key Stats/Achievements
  • Leading scorer in Massachusetts state women's basketball history (3070 pts)
  • Averaged 42 points per game her senior season in high school
  • 2009 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year
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