> Long, athletic, agile performer whose stock as a college prospect rose dramatically during the summer of 2004, when he first committed to Tech ... A triple-jump star in high school who has played organized basketball a limited time before he enrolled at Tech.
> Played limited minutes as a backup at strong forward as a freshman and the first half of his sophomore year, but became a key reserve and part-time starter over his last two seasons ... Switched to No. 44 after wearing No. 41 as a freshman.
> Finished his career in sixth place on Tech's career list for blocks (105).
> Formed a non-profit company in the summer before his senior year called Brotherhood of the World, in which he and his teammates manage and participate in community service projects -- mentoring, tutoring and youth development -- with local youth organizations and schools.
> Had the best year of his college career as a senior, shooting 52.2 percent from the floor (5th in the ACC) and reaching double figures in rebounds nine times.
> Started the first 18 games of the season before Tech shifted to a three-guard lineup ... Came off the bench the last 12 games, except for his Senior Night start (11.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 49.2 pct. FG).
> Posted his eighth double-double of the season at Boston College on March 7 ... Was his first since No. 6 Wake Forest on Jan. 31, when he played a lot against his brother, Al-Farouq ... Blocked a career-high six shots in that game.
> Scored in double figures in 20 games, 31 for his career (15 of those vs. ACC teams) ... Reached double figures in nine of 11 games coming off the bench.
> Was Tech's No. 3 scorer and No. 2 rebounder (7th in the ACC).
> Ranked fourth in the ACC in blocks, and his 49 for the year ranked 16th in Tech history for a single season.
> Matched or exceeded his career highs for points, rebounds and field goals in a season by the 15th game this year ... Also achieved career-best season numbers in conference games.
> Scored a season-high 21 points, making 9-of-10 shots from the floor, at Alabama ... Grabbed career-high 17 rebounds at Maryland ... His 19 points at North Carolina were the most by a Tech player coming off the bench this season and his career high in an ACC game.
> His 39 minutes at Maryland matched the most of any active Tech player in a regulation game (Gani Lawal also played 39 minutes against Boston College).
> Team's No. 2 rebounder, No. 2 shot-blocker and an accurate shooter from the paint area (54.4 pct.) ... Gave Tech a capable post scorer off the bench.
> Went 3-for-12 from the floor in the last three regular-season games, 21-for-35 (60 pct.) in the nine games before that ... Went 5-for-6 in two ACC Tournament games, scoring 11 points in the first round vs. Virginia.
> Had only two double-digit scoring games after the Paradise Jam, including 11 points at Wake Forest (3-4 FG, 5-5 FT) on Feb. 6 ... Had six scoreless games.
> Started Tech's first seven games of the season ... Scored in double figures four straight games after a 5-point effort in the season opener ... Hit 12-of-14 shots from the floor for a career-best 25 points Nov. 11 at Tennessee State.
> Gave the Jackets a shot of energy off the bench at both ends of the floor over Tech's last 11 games, averaging 6.5 points and 3.1 rebounds while Tech won seven of 11 games.
> Finished strong with 11 points (5-for-8 FG) and five rebounds in 16 minutes in Tech's NCAA Tournament loss to UNLV ... One of Tech's stars in double-overtime loss to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament, establishing career highs in points (17) and rebounds (8) while hitting all seven field goal attempts, blocking two shots and taking two steals.
> Began the run with his first appearance in an ACC game Feb. 3 vs. Clemson, when he came off the bench to match his previous career-high with 10 points (5-of-6 FG) ... Followed that with 10 points (5-of-9 FG) against NC State ... Scored more points in those two games than he did in 12 conference games as a freshman.
> Made 32-for-49 shots from the field (65.3 pct.) and blocked eight shots over the last 11 games.
> Averaged 14 minutes in four games during Tech's semester break, posting a career-high 10 points against Saint Francis ... Averaged 5.5 points and 5.3 rebounds over those games, blocking six shots in the process ... Matched his then-career high for rebounds three times during the stretch (6 vs. Centenary, Troy and Saint Francis).
> Solid contributor off the bench, particularly on defense, through the non-conference schedule ... Played 35 total minutes in Tech's last two games of the season (Clemson and Maryland), hitting 5-of-8 shots from the floor, pulling six rebounds and blocking three shots.
> Shot 9-for-16 from the floor in ACC regular-season and tournament games.
> Received his most extended minutes in a conference game prior to that at Wake Forest (16 minutes) when he scored four points with three rebounds and two assists (no turnovers), and also in the first meeting against Maryland (11 minutes, two points, one rebound).
> Recorded season highs of eight points and eight rebounds at Centenary ... Averaged 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds while making 45.2 percent of his shots from the floor in Tech's non-conference games.
> Two-sport standout (basketball and track) at Stephenson High School ... Only the third basketball player from Stephenson to go to a Division I school ... Coached by Kerry Sandifer.
> A high honorable mention All-America by Street & Smith's ... Ranked as high as No. 50 among the nation's seniors (and the No. 5 center) by The Insiders.com.
> All-state AAAAA performer as a senior who led Stephenson to the state playoffs while averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds ... Averaged 18.7 points and 12.3 rebounds a game as a junior ... Had 22 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in the GACA North-South All-Star Game in Savannah ... Had 19 points (7-11 FG), 13 rebounds in the Charm City Classic in Towson, Md. ... Played in the Global Games in Dallas.
> Participated in the triple jump, high jump and 200-yard dash for his track team.
> Full name is Abdul Alade Aminu ... First name rhymes with "holiday" ... Surname pronounced "ah-MEE-noo" ... Born September 14, 1987 in Atlanta ... Son of Aboy and Anjirlic Aminu, both of whom are teachers ... His mother, Anjirlic, teaches a business course at Stephenson High School ... Father is of Nigerian descent, mother was born in New York ... Enjoys drawing and reading ... Majoring in Management.