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Al-Farouq Aminu
Team: Wake Forest Demon DeaconsHeight: 6-9 Born: 9/21/1990
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 215 Birthplace: Norcross, GA


Scouting Report

Aminu, whose name means "the chief has arrived" and descends from a line of Nigerian kings, now has his sights set on becoming NBA royalty. The Wake Forest product is a likely top-10 selection and a nearly surefire lottery pick. He opted to enter the draft after a sophomore season in which he averaged 15.8 points and 10.7 rebounds, totaling 19 double-doubles in 31 games to lead the Demon Deacons to a 20-11 record and the second round of the NCAA tournament, where they lost 90-60 to top-seeded Kentucky. He earned third-team AP All-America honors and was named to the All-ACC second team. The first Wake Forest player to lead the ACC in rebounding since Tim Duncan in 1997, Aminu had the best game of his career Jan. 3 in a 96-92 double-overtime victory over Xavier, finishing with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Despite the fact he'll be a small forward in the NBA, Aminu has the potential to emerge as a top rebounder thanks to his leaping ability and overall athleticism. He's also a good shot blocker (82 in 62 career games), has a reputation as a solid defender, and runs the floor well. To become a star in the NBA, Aminu will need to develop more consistency with his perimeter shot - he made 25 of 105 career 3-pointers - and could also stand to add some muscle to fill out his still-maturing 19-year-old frame.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2008-09 Wake 31 30 29.0 12.9 8.2 1.5 1.0 1.2 2.6 2.6 .516 .179 .671
2009-10 Wake 31 30 31.3 15.8 10.7 1.3 1.4 1.4 3.2 2.9 .447 .273 .698
Career 62 60 30.1 14.4 9.4 1.4 1.2 1.3 2.9 2.8 .476 .238 .687

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2008-09 Wake 31 30 899 146 283 7 39 102 152 71 253 46 30 38 81 81 401
2009-10 Wake 31 30 970 167 374 18 66 139 199 133 332 41 44 44 99 91 491
Career 62 60 1869 313 657 25 105 241 351 204 585 87 74 82 180 172 892

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/13 OrRob W 76-56 29 8 13 3 5 6 7 4 13 1 1 1 2 2 25
11/15 @ECU W 89-58 26 8 12 1 2 6 8 6 9 2 3 0 3 3 23
11/18 HighPt W 83-60 27 8 10 0 1 6 7 3 10 3 1 1 2 2 22
11/24 W-Sal W 76-52 22 5 9 1 3 2 3 3 4 2 2 0 3 4 13
11/28 W&M L 68-78 35 4 18 0 7 3 4 8 20 3 1 1 5 1 11
12/1 @Purdue L 58-69 27 3 11 1 2 5 7 2 10 3 3 1 6 4 12
12/5 @Gonz W 77-75 25 4 11 1 1 0 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 5 9
12/13 Elon W 90-50 20 3 10 0 0 5 5 5 10 1 0 0 1 0 11
12/16 @NC-Wil W 80-69 31 7 12 0 0 3 7 5 13 1 3 1 3 4 17
12/20 NCSU W 67-59 31 7 11 1 1 3 5 6 13 3 2 1 7 3 18
12/28 @NC-Gre W 75-60 36 8 16 1 3 6 10 6 17 3 1 6 3 1 23
12/31 Rich W 74-68 35 3 7 0 1 10 15 2 8 1 0 2 2 4 16
1/3 Xavier W 96-92 41 11 19 0 2 4 10 5 18 2 2 3 3 4 26
1/9 @Mia-Fl L 66-67 36 3 12 0 1 3 3 4 12 0 0 1 3 3 9
1/12 MD W 85-83 41 7 14 0 2 10 12 6 13 1 2 3 3 4 24
1/17 @Duke L 70-90 28 7 18 0 1 8 11 4 10 0 2 1 1 2 22
1/20 @UNC W 82-69 31 5 10 0 0 3 4 6 11 1 2 0 3 3 13
1/23 UVa W 69-57 29 3 8 0 0 4 5 4 10 4 2 1 5 2 10
1/28 @GaTech L 58-79 33 6 16 2 4 1 4 2 8 0 2 1 1 4 15
2/2 Mia-Fl W 62-53 32 1 5 0 2 4 4 2 9 0 1 4 3 4 6
2/6 @UVa W 64-61 35 4 9 0 2 5 7 3 10 1 0 3 3 2 13
2/9 BC W 92-85 35 8 12 1 2 5 6 3 8 2 1 4 3 0 22
2/13 GaTech W 75-64 33 7 18 2 5 3 3 4 10 0 4 1 3 4 19
2/16 @VaTech L 83-87 38 8 15 1 4 8 11 8 11 2 1 2 2 3 25
2/20 @NCSU L 54-68 34 6 12 0 1 3 4 8 14 0 2 2 6 5 15
2/27 UNC L 68-77 32 2 7 1 3 2 4 2 10 1 2 0 3 5 7
3/3 @FlaSt L 47-51 28 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 1 1 2 4 5 0
3/7 Clem W 70-65 33 6 15 0 2 6 6 4 12 1 2 0 6 0 18
3/11 Mia-Fl L 62-83 25 3 10 0 1 5 7 4 7 0 0 2 4 2 11
3/18 @Tex W 81-80 41 6 18 2 5 6 7 4 15 1 1 0 3 3 20
3/20 @Kty L 60-90 21 6 14 0 2 4 9 6 8 1 0 0 1 3 16
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