NBA Comparison: N/A
Strengths: Late bloomer who began to emerge late in his college career. An athletic PF with good physical attributes and upside left despite being a senior … Possesses an NBA body … Aminu has a huge wingspan and solid hands, which helps him to catch the ball … When back to the basket and going for a turnaround jump-shot, he likes turning to the middle on both sides … He shows the ability to play pick-and -roll effectively (very difficult for guards to get around him due to his size and length); rolls to the basket well and attacks the rim effectively or pops out for the jump-shot … On the low post, he possess an effective right-hand baby hook shot that likes to use … Aminu has decent range up to 15 feet and solid mechanics and follow through … He showed that he can pump-fake and use one or two dribbles to get to the basket (extremely quick and long first step) … Above average ball-handling ability for player his size … Excels rebounding the ball. He does a good job of boxing out and his 7-3 wingspan and athleticism helps him rebound … Good motor and agility in transition (hustles to beat his man in transition and score easy baskets and defensively he always sprints back) … Defensively Aminu does a good job at holding down his position … His long arms allow him to keep space between himself and his defender and then jump to block shots or alter them (1.8 BPG). Good help side defender …
Weaknesses: Lack s toughness to defend stronger players at PF position and finish trough traffic … Lacks a defined postion at this point without the strength to battle in the post nor the skills to play on the wing … Needs to improve his footwork and work into developing more inside moves … Struggles playing away from the basket … Inconsistent outside shooter … Has to extend his range and be outside treat as well as free-throw shooting – .588 FT% … Showed that he can be turnover prone when he is double-teamed (vs. Maryland and Georgia St. 5 TO) … Has limited vision and good passing ability from the post 0.7 APG.
Stevan Petrovic 6/18/09