Aminu Mohammed

6-5, 215 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Georgetown Freshman
Birthday
12/15/01 (20.8 yrs)
Hometown
Temple Hills, MD
High School
Greenwood
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Josh Okogie

Strengths: A strongly built 6’5 215 wing with nice length and the frame to add on more muscle without the loss of athleticism…Pretty light on his feet; is a good athlete who displays solid leaping skills and gets off the court quickly off 1 or 2 feet…Has a quick, powerful first step and can get to the paint as a downhill slasher…Utilizes spins at times when his initial driving lane is shut off…Has all the tools to be a good transition player…An assertive, high energy player who competes with a nonstop motor and has a nose for the ball, can be impactful without having plays drawn up for him at times…Plays like he’s bigger than his listed size…Will make smart cuts and find open areas in the defense…Active hands and is a factor jumping in the passing lanes (1.6 spg)…Outstanding rebounder for a wing prospect (8.2 RPG); is willing to compete on the glass against bigger players and doesn’t lack for toughness…Very quick 2nd jump to rebound his own misses (over 3 ORPG)…Got to the FT line at a nice rate as a Fr. (5.5 FTA per game, not bad 72 FT% as a Fr.)…Showed some versatility at Georgetown, operating as a secondary ball-handler but also as a small-ball PF at times when his team went with guard-heavy lineups…Has promising positional versatility on the defensive end as well; will be able to defend wings and potentially small-ball PFs as he gains experience and more strength…Is seen as a coachable player who is somewhat new to the game, has only been playing organized basketball since he was 14 … great length with a 6’11 wingspan …

Weaknesses: Pretty raw skill set and will need time to develop…Is explosive but often plays out of control and doesn’t really play at more than one pace currently…Needs to work on picking his spots better, often slashes without a plan and can be susceptible to charges (2.6 fouls per game) and turnovers at times….Tends to aimlessly drive to the rim and throw up wild shots; wasn’t nearly as productive a finisher as his physical and athletic tools would indicate last season (39 FG% inside the arc) …Jump shooting needs significant improvement and he shoots a bit of a set shot (31 3FG%)…Didnt really shoot with confidence as a Fr. and started to attempt less jumpers as the season progressed…Did not fare well with pull-up jumpers or floaters, needs to work on his footwork, touch and rhythm when operating in the mid-range…More of an unselfish ball-mover than the true secondary playmaker he was sometimes lauded as coming out of HS…Mediocre ball-handling ability; can be loose and dribble the ball too far away from his body occasionally…A bit too reliant on his strength and athleticism at times currently; tends to struggle when his natural gifts aren’t enough to overpower opponents/matchups…Has the tools but not really a lockdown defender yet; will gamble and reach when beat and his fundamentals break down at times on the perimeter when he has to contain dribble drives (ie coming out of his stance and playing too upright)…Older than your typical Fr. prospect, would turn 21 at the beginning of his rookie season

Overall: Aminu Mohammed enters the 2022 NBA Draft after putting up gaudy numbers in HS and earning McDonalds AA Game and Jordan Brand Classic honors, becoming the highest rated recruit since 2014 to sign at Georgetown and being the teams leading scorer as a Fr (13.7 ppg)….He is an explosive athlete and has the physical frame to add on weight to his already imposing frame on the wing…He plays with live energy and contributes on the glass and defensively, and there are teams that like his raw versatility on both ends of the court…Still, his skill level is behind his physical and athletic ability at the moment and he has plenty of polish to add to his game after struggling with his efficiency as a Fr…He will need time to develop, and he isn’t going to be much of a scorer at the NBA level, but there are some tools Mohammed possesses that will make him worth keeping an eye on in the 2nd round and in the Summer League …

Notes: Measured: 6’3.5” barefoot, 6’5.0” in shoes, 8’8.0” standing reach, 212.8 lbs, 6’11.0” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine … Family hails from Nigeria …

Jorrye Nixon 6/11/22

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