Ameen Khosravian

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Ameen Khosravian
Personal information
Born (1989-02-06) February 6, 1989 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityIranian / American
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High schoolOakland Mills (Columbia, Maryland)
CollegeNone
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
2014Team Kiev (ESL - Las Vegas)
2014-2015Columbia All Stars (EBA)
2015Team Rio de Janeiro (ESL - VA)
2015-2016Baltimore Hawks (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
  • First Iranian in EBA history
  • First American born Iranian in ABA history
  • First American born Iranian to play professional basketball in the U.S
  • First Middle Eastern to play professional basketball without College experience

Ameen Khosravian (Persian: امین خسرویان born 6 February 1989) is an Iranian American professional basketball player. He is the only Middle Eastern to play professional basketball without college experience. He is also the first American born Iranian to play professionally in the U.S. He previously played for the Baltimore Hawks of the American Basketball Association (ABA). He made his semi professional debut in the Eastern Basketball Alliance (EBA) in 2014.

Professional career[edit]

Before playing in the EBA he was invited to workout for Zob Ahan Isfahan BC. A professional basketball club in Isfahan, Iran. He was restricted from signing because of military obligations.

In 2015 he was invited to workout for Azad University Tehran BC. A professional basketball club in Tehran, Iran. He was again restricted from signing because of military obligations.

In the summer of 2016 he worked out for the Delaware 87ers and the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA G League. He also attended a showcase for the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 2017 he worked out with Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC of the Iranian Super League, alongside former NBA player James White (basketball). He was also invited to the Iranian National Team camp at the Azadi Sport Complex in Tehran. Continued military restrictions barred him from playing in the IBL, and eligibility for the National Team.

In the Fall of 2018 he worked out for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League Boston Celtics at the new "The Auerbach Center" in Boston.

Personal Life[edit]

Ameen's parents immigrated to the U.S from Iran after the Islamic Revolution. During the Iran/Iraq war. His father served in the military in his youth, and a majority of his family still lives in Tehran, Iran.

He was born in Los Angeles, California, and later moved with his family to Maryland.

Ameen is the first professional athlete, and basketball player in his extended family. He has never played in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), for a private high school institution, or any National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) program.

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