Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu was born on 21 September, 1990. Aminu’s parents are Aboubakar and Anjirlic Aminu. His brother Abdul Wahab “Alade” Aminu, is also a professional basketball forward. Ajiede practices Islam as his religion. He went to Norcross High School and was ranked as one of the top college recruits in the nation from the class of 2008. He was ranked #7 in the nation by Rivals.com and #13 by Scout.com
He is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays internationally with the Nigeria National basketball team. Ajiede was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2010 NBA draft with the eighth overall pick.
His High School Award profile include; Named the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Mr. Georgia Basketball, Named to the first team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McDonald’s All American East Squad, First-team Parade All-American, Jordan Brand All-American Classic
While his College Award Profile are; Sporting News All-Freshman Team, ACC All-Freshman Team (unanimous selection), Runner-up for ACC Freshman of the Year, ACC Freshman of the Week (five separate selections).
Ajiede represents the Nigerian National basketball Team. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics. On August 30, 2015, Aminu Ajiede with the D’Tigers of Nigeria won the 2015 FIBA Africa Championship (AfroBasket) in Tunisia by defeating Angola 74–65. He was also named in the All-Star Five of the 2015 Afrobasket.