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|No. 11 – Cheshire Phoenix|
|League||British Basketball League|
13 March 1981 |
|Listed height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|High school||Notre Dame Academy
|College||Moorhead State (2000–2004)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Undrafted|
Aliu was part of the Tigers' treble-winning 2010/11 team, and in November 2011, became the Tigers' record points scorer in the BBL.
Born in Liverpool, England, Aliu started playing basketball at the age of 14 in his home town of Liverpool, playing for local side Toxteth Tigers. He landed a scholarship in the USA, playing at the Notre Dame Academy High School in Virginia, before moving on to and graduating from Morehead State University in 2004.
He then moved on to play for three teams in Iceland - Tindastoll (17 PPG and 7 RPG), Hamar/Selfoss (22 PPG and 9 RPG) and Thor Thorlakshofn (24 PPG and 10 RPG) - from 2005 to 2007, with a short spell at Leicester Riders in the BBL in the middle.
He averaged 15.76 PPG in 33 appearances for the Tigers, before leaving to play for Lausanne in Switzerland. He took a year out of the sport following the birth of his daughter, but returned to the re-branded Mersey Tigers for the 2010/11 season.
In August 2011, Aliu signed a new two-year deal with the Tigers to keep him at the club until the end of the 2012/13 season.
In September 2012, Aliu signed with a contract with the Manchester Giants. http://www.davidaliu.com/blog/david-aliu-signs-for-manchester-giants/
In June 2014, Aliu signed a two year contract with the Cheshire Phoenix.
Aliu was the first person to score a basket at the ECHO Arena in Liverpool.