Aminu Mohammed 2022 NBA Draft Profile

Aminu Mohammed
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Aminu Mohammed is a freshman at Georgetown. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, he moved to the US and the DMV when he was 14 years old. He was a five-star recruit coming out of high school in the Class of 2021 and was a McDonald’s All-American in addition to being in the Jordan Brand Classic.

Aminu Mohammed 2022 NBA Draft Profile

College Career

Aminu Mohammed came into his freshman season at Georgetown with a lot of hype, and he certainly lived up to it. He averaged 13.7 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.6 SPG, & 0.6 BPG en route to winning the Big East Freshman of the Year award. He was easily the best player on a really bad Hoyas team.

Strengths

The biggest plus for Aminu Mohammed is that he is a great athlete and has a lot of upside. He can get to the basket easily and shows a willingness to pass the ball out when caught in traffic. He plays well off the ball and makes good hustle plays. His athleticism makes him a great swingman and transition player. Shows lots of energy and raw versatility.

Mohammed is also a great rebounder for his size. His 8.2 RPG this season were third in the Big East and easily the most at his position. Plays bigger than he is. He shows flashes of being an excellent scorer, as evidenced by the four 20+ point games he had this season. Also a coachable player. He regularly shows a lot of upside and potential in all areas of his game.

Weaknesses

The biggest thing going against Aminu Mohammed is that he is just not quite ready for the NBA yet. He is still raw in terms of his skillset. I thought at the beginning of this season that he probably needed two years in college to get better, and I still think that that is what he needed. But he chose to keep his name in the draft. If he had returned to school I think he could have been a first-round pick next year.

Mohammed is not a consistent 3-point shooter. He shot 31% from beyond the arc this season. There were only two games in which he made multiple threes.

NBA Comparison

A better and slimmer Talen Horton-Tucker. THT is shorter and bigger than Mohammed but is similar in play style. I have also seen comparisons to Josh Jackson and Josh Okogie.

NBA Draft Projection

Mid-to-late second round. If the team that drafts him is willing to be patient for a year or two and coach him up, they will end up getting a steal of a pick.