A player born in Atlanta and belongs to a family that love to play basketball.
He is son of Abubakar amino and Anjirilic Aminu who groomed him to excel in the basket ball court.
He belonged to a family of basket ball players as his older as well as the younger brother has also make a mark in basketball play. The elder brother Alade was a 2010 D-League star and was used to play for the Erie and Bakersfield.
The younger brother also has a great passion for the basket ball. Al-Farouq attended high school in norcross Georgia and was an active player in the high school basketball team.
Amino played a team high point of 14.8 with just 5.4 rebound rate to qualify for the Clippers’ entry in the 2010 NBA Summer League. Also played for the Nike hoop summit and has the honor of leading the norcross basketball team to consecutive victories in Georgia 5A state title. His excellence earned him the membership of McDonald’s All- American Team in 2008. He also has the record of playing for Jordan brand classic before putting an unprecedented performance in the court. Amino has well proved the meaning of his first name al-Farouq i.e. “The chief has arrived”.
The 2008-09 was the start of his career on the horizon of basketball he was declared as a freshman by the Sports News, later his greatness and class took him to ACC All-Freshman Team where he scored at 12.9 points and 8.2 rebounds in 31 games while shooting 51.6 percent from the field.
Al-farouq finished as runner-up in voting for ACC Rookie of the Year but he has the honor of being named as ACC Rookie of the Week five times.
The things went right in Aminu’s way as he set some matchless records later, his performance make him earn the ACC Freshman of the Year by CBSSports.com. Al-farouq was ranked second among his team fellows in blocks (38), third in steals (30) and fourth in assists (46).
This man has the honor of leading all ACC freshmen in rebounding and was also declared as second among rookies in scoring. Al-farouq was ranked fifth in the ACC in rebounding and fourth in defensive rebounds “5.9 DRPG”.
Amino holds the record of posting double-doubles on season more than doubling the combined total of all other ACC freshmen. Amino finished with the third highest ever rebounding total of 253 with the third best rebounding average of 8.2 for any freshman in playing history.
His college starts in the year 2009- 10 “sophomore”, where his ACC average reached 15.8 points with 10.7 rebound rate with a sum total of 44 blocks in 31 games, while he was used to shoot 44.7 percent from the ground. Al-farouq was one among those five players in major conference college basketball who average a double-double.
This man has the honor of leading the Demon Deacons in scoring, rebounding and blocks as well. Al-farouq amino became first Demon Deacon to lead ACC in rebounding since it was done by Tim Duncan in 1997. He led ACC with the 19 double doubles and recorded a team high 46 dunks. The 3/18/10 vs. Texas, saw amino recording a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament.