Faisal Aden

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Faisal Aden
Faisal Aden in 2011.jpg
Aden plays for Washington State at the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament.
Free agent
Position Guard
Personal information
Born (1989-01-01) January 1, 1989 (age 29)
Mogadishu, Somalia
Nationality Somali
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2013 Acea Virtus Roma

Faisal Jama Aden (born January 1, 1989) is a Somali professional basketball player currently a free agent.

Pro career[edit]

After going undrafted in 2012 NBA Draft, he signed with the Leuven Bears in Basketball League Belgium but was cut due to failing a physical. In November, Aden was selected in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft by the Golden State Warriors' D-League affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors as the 13th pick in the 3rd round.[1] He was shortly traded to the Texas Legends.[2] After appearing in one preseason game with the Legends, Aden was waived.

On February 16, 2013, Aden signed a contract with the Italian powerhouse Virtus Roma.[3] Two months later, Aden left Virtus Roma.[4] During the following preseason, he was part of the German BBL team of SC Rasta Vechta, but was cut from the team shortly before the 2013-14 season's start.[5]

International career[edit]

Aden is born Somalia and moved to San Diego when he was seven years old. He opted to represent his country of birth, Somalia national basketball team. On January 25, 2013, he scored 59 points in an 83-86 loss versus Rwanda during the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship qualification.


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