Ali Farokhmanesh in 2011
|No. 5 – SPM Shoeters Den Bosch|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|League||Dutch Basketball League|
April 16, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Iowa City West
(Iowa City, Iowa)
|College||Indian Hills CC (2006–2007)
Kirkwood CC (2007–2008)
Northern Iowa (2008–2010)
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2010–2011||SAM Massagno Basket|
|2011–2013||WBC Raiffeisen Wels|
|2013–present||SPM Shoeters Den Bosch|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ali Fredrick Farokhmanesh (born April 16, 1988) is an American professional basketball player. He was born in Pullman, Washington, where he attended high school at Pullman High School for two years before moving to Iowa and attending West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. He then attended junior college at Indian Hills Community College and Kirkwood Community College before transferring to the University of Northern Iowa.
He gained nationwide fame in the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as a member of the Northern Iowa Panthers men's basketball team, when he hit a crucial 3-point shot that helped UNI upset top overall seed Kansas in the second round. His heroics, which came two days after hitting the game-winning three point shot against UNLV in the first round of the tournament, led to an appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated. This has led to popular usage of the phrase, "What the Farokhmanesh?" 
Farokhmanesh is of mixed European and Iranian descent. His father, Mashallah, was born in Borujerd and was a member of the Iranian men's national volleyball team, before immigrating to the United States in 1977, where he played for professional teams and eventually became a coach. Mashallah married Ali's mother, Cindy Fredrick, who has been the head coach for the women's volleyball team at the University of Iowa since 2004. Before moving to Iowa, Fredrick was the head coach of the Washington State University's women's volleyball team for 15 years, where she had a record of 278 wins and 192 losses. Cindy and her husband briefly coached at small Luther College. Cindy and Mashallah now both coach the UNLV women's volleyball team as head coach and assistant coach, respectively. In 2014 Ali got married to short-time girlfriend, Mallory Husz.
|GP||Games played||MPG||Minutes per game||FG%||Field goal percentage|
|3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high||Led the league|
|2010–11||SAM Massagno Basket||LNBA||30||33.9||.543||.480||.865||2.2||3.1||2.3||0.0||19.5|
|2011–12||WBC Raiffeisen Wels||ÖBL||36||29.3||.497||.497||.761||1.9||3.4||0.8||0.0||13.6|
|2012–13||WBC Raiffeisen Wels||ÖBL||32||34.7||.505||.415||.828||3.5||3.9||1.3||0.0||13.7|
|2013–14||SPM Shoeters Den Bosch||DBL||35||26.0||.506||.376||.818||1.6||2.0||1.0||0.0||9.8|
- Caldwell, Dave (2010-03-20). "Northern Iowa Coolly Upsets No. 1 Seed Kansas". The New York Times.
- "UNI on cover of Sports Illustrated". KWWL.com. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- "What the Farokhmanesh?". CU basketball with Ryan Thorburn. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
- "Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh". WSUCougars.com. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
- "Cindy Fredrick". HawkeyeSports.com. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
- Cindy Fredrick & Mashallah Farokhmanesh, UNLVRebels.com, accessed March 20, 2014.
- "Farokhmanesh, Koch sign pro basketball contracts". PantherMania.net. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- "Presentation of Ali Farokhmanesh". SAM Massagno Basket.
- "Farokhmanesh stays put, renews contract in Wels". USA Today. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- "Alli Farokhmanesh to SPM Shoeters" (in Dutch). Basketball Plus. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
- "Meeste seizoensprijzen naar GasTerra Flames". iBasketball (in Dutch). 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-04-22.