Aminu Mohammed Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

A Big-East All-Freshman member, Aminu Mohammed was one of the few bright spots on a disappointing Georgetown team. As a freshman, Aminu Mohammed averaged 13.7 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.6 BPG, and 2.2 TOPG on shooting splits of 38/31/72. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Aminu Mohammed

Height/Weight: 6’5/213

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’11/8’8 

Hand size: 9 ½ 

Position: Small Forward

Pre-Draft team: Georgetown

Tools: Defense, motor, passing


  • Good length helps him get good contests
  • Nonstop motor
  • Good shot blocker
  • Good passer and can run P&R sets as a ball-handler
  • Can pass on the move and drive & kick
  • Great frame with NBA ready body
  • Crafty ball-handler with lots of moves and fakes in his arsenal
  • Good rebounder
  • Strong defensive instincts in multiple roles


  • Not much of a shooting presence
  • Off-balance shooting form too often, and doesn’t repeat his form
  • Can get heavy feet at times and be a bit stiff on defense
  • Lacks vertical pop in the half-court, especially in traffic
  • Poor finisher at the rim
  • Averaged more turnovers than assists


The elephant in the room for Aminu Mohammed’s NBA upside lies in his shooting woes. His shot doesn’t have a natural ‘square’ look, and he is often off-balance because of this. Some alarming stats that he will have to drastically improve even to approach being an average shooter:

  • Shot 17.1% off the dribble (5th percentile)
  • Shot 31% from 3 on 2 attempts per game and a subpar 72% free throw percentage
  • Shot 28.8% on all jump shots (31st percentile)
  • Shot 7.7% on 13 jumpers out of P&R (1 percentile)

On top of shooting woes, Mohammed’s lack of pop as an athlete limits his finishing ability. Mohammed shot 41.9% at the rim this year, and on non-post ups at the rim Mohammed’s 39.4% field goal percentage ranked in the 10th percentile in college basketball. 

Defense and passing are the strengths Mohammed brings to the table, with a nonstop motor. While his athleticism, or lack thereof at times, can limit his ability to hold positioning against quicker slashers, he generally is hard to remove from plays. With his frame, he should be able to at least be a neutral defender. Offensively, Mohammed being able to run P&R will separate him from other wings that struggle as shooters. He will have to progress as a shooter, and the hope will have to be that his motor translates to work ethic, and that the jumper can be at least respectable to maximize his passing.

Similar to: Alex Caruso, Did Louzada

Projected draft range: Undrafted

Expected role: Defensive specialist with passing ability

Unplayable if: Jump shooting and finishing ability negate non-scoring strengths

Exceeds expectations if: Jumper improves enough to force closeouts, which can help him maximize his passing. If his work ethic matches his on-court motor, he could improve year over year towards being a yearly NBA player.


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