|No. 4 – Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut|
September 14, 1987 |
|Nationality||Nigerian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Georgia)|
|College||Georgia Tech (2005–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2014–2015||TED Ankara Kolejliler|
|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.
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).
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. 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. In September 2013, he signed with Enel Brindisi. He parted ways with them on December 30, 2013. In January 2014, he signed with Banvit B.K.. Before the 2014–2015 season, he signed a contract with TED Ankara Kolejliler. In September 2015 he signed for Hapoel Eilat of the Israel Super League.
Nigerian national team
Aminu's father is from Nigeria, and his mother from New York City. 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.
- The Curious Case of Alade Aminu. Dleaguedigest.com
- Alade Aminu signed with Pınar Karşıyaka.
- "Enel Brindisi announce Alade Aminu". Sportando.net. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- "Alade Aminu, Enel Brindisi officially part ways". Sportando.net. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
- "Alade Aminu officially signs with Banvit". Sportando.net. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- Alade Aminu to play for Hapoel Eilat
- Alade Aminu. RamblinWrekc.cstv.com