Alade Aminu

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Alade Aminu
Alade Aminu Eilat.JPG
No. 4 – Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Position Center
League LBF
Personal information
Born (1987-09-14) September 14, 1987 (age 29)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality Nigerian / American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Georgia)
College Georgia Tech (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Erie Bayhawks
2010 Bakersfield Jam
2010–2012 Élan Chalon
2012–2013 Pınar Karşıyaka
2013–2014 Enel Brindisi
2014 Banvit B.K.
2014–2015 TED Ankara Kolejliler
2015–2016 Hapoel Eilat
2016–present Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Career highlights and awards

Abdul Wahab "Alade" Aminu (born September 14, 1987) is a Nigerian American professional basketball player for Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut. He played college basketball with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech[edit]


In his freshman year, Aminu came off the bench in 24 games, averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game, while shooting .489 percent from the floor.


Coming back for his sophomore year, Aminu's role increased slightly, in which he played 18 games, averaging 5.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, shooting .583 percent from the floor (his best shooting percentage during his college career).

Professional career[edit]

Aminu graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009, and went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft. Aminu started the 2009 season with the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Development League, before being traded in March to the Bakersfield Jam.[1] He then moved to the French League team Élan Chalon.

In the summer of 2012, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League.[2] In September 2013, he signed with Enel Brindisi.[3] He parted ways with them on December 30, 2013.[4] In January 2014, he signed with Banvit B.K..[5] Before the 2014–2015 season, he signed a contract with TED Ankara Kolejliler.[6] In September 2015 he signed for Hapoel Eilat of the Israel Super League.[7]

Nigerian national team[edit]

Aminu has also been a member of the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team. He played at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Personal life[edit]

Aminu's father is from Nigeria, and his mother from New York City.[8] He was born in Atlanta, and grew up in nearby Stone Mountain, Georgia. His brother is NBA player Al-Farouq Aminu, who is currently playing for the Portland Trailblazers.


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