However, after taking a few more visits, the 6-8 1/2, 235-pound senior at the Tilton School (N.H.) decided that he wanted to play at UCLA.
"When I came here, the only college I knew about was Georgetown because I had friends from Cameroon that went there," Aboya said. "However, after visiting other schools, I felt like UCLA is the best fit for me."
Aboya had previously committed to Georgetown prior to Craig Esherick leaving, but re-opened his recruitment and was also considering Virginia until recently.
"I loved the players, the teachers, the coaches," Aboya said. "I just felt more comfortable after hanging out with them. That was one of the major things."
Aboya averaged 22 points and 12 boards last season while making the transition from a perimeter player, which he was back in Cameroon, to a guy who could score on the low blocks.
"Alfred learned a lot through the recruiting process," Tilton coach Scott Willard said. "Opening it back up, he got a chance to know the staff and the players personally and that really helped him with the decision."