Aminu Hopes To Visit Wake Forest

Skip Prosser and company won't have many scholarships to hand out in 2008, so the coaching staff is being very selective. They have, however, targeted a talented Georgia native and he'll likely make a visit soon.

Al-Farouq Aminu is easily becoming one of the most sought after players in the entire country. Already ranked in the top-10, Aminu might be making a move for an even higher ranking.

The athletic, Norcross (Ga.) High standout is quickly transitioning himself into a guy that can play either forward spot. His handle continues to improve and he's extended his jump shot out to three-point line.

As talented as Aminu is, there is still room for improvement and that's one reason so many coaches are after the 6-foot-8, 200-pounder. Among the schools interested are Wake Forest, North Carolina, Florida, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Connecticut.

This past weekend he took a visit to Chapel Hill and saw a pair of schools recruiting him go head to head. While the Tar Heels beat up on the Demon Deacons, Aminu didn't think much of it.

"It was pretty bad, but UNC they have a great freshmen class," Aminu said. "If anyone gets a class like that they'll bash another team."

Aminu, who has scholarship offers from Florida, Georgia Tech and Clemson, said he has a few teammates that would love to play at Wake Forest and he's definitely interested in the Deacs.

"I like them. I know a lot of players that would like to go there too, that I like playing with. I think that would be a pretty cool thing to do, to go into a school that's kind of down right now and all of us come in together."

Tarriq Muhammad, who teams with Aminu at Norcross and with the Georgia Stars, is one of the players that Aminu would like to play with at the next level.

"He likes it too. I know a couple of other players that like it too. I wouldn't only do it because other players are going there, but because I felt comfortable with it."

Aminu has already been to Florida, Georgia Tech, Connecticut and now North Carolina. Following Georgia's high school playoffs, Aminu hopes to take a trip to Winston-Salem, NC., to check out Wake Forest's campus.


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