IU Basketball Recruiting Class of 2021 Names to Know: Aminu Mohammed

While the in-state class of 2021 is loaded, Indiana head coach Archie Miller of course isn’t going to exclusively focus within the borders of the Hoosier state for incoming high school juniors.

Missouri based five-star shooting guard/wing Aminu Mohammed has been on the IU radar going back to 2018 and he reportedly visited Bloomington in February.

According to a source closely connected to Mohammed, a return visit this summer is being organized, possibly on July 1.

After a freshman season that saw him earn All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honors at Archbishop Carroll in Washington DC, Mohammed transferred to Greenwood Laboratory School in Springfield, Missouri.  He moved there to be closer to his brother who plays for Missouri State.

Originally from Nigeria, Mohammed won the Missouri boys basketball Gatorade player of the year after putting up incredible numbers.  The 6-foot-5 wing averaged 34.2 points, 17.5 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.3 assists per game as a sophomore.

The Springfield News Leader referred to Mohammed’s season as “one of the greatest single-season performances in Missouri history” after leading Greenwood Laboratory School to a Class 2 state championship.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer provides this assessment of Mohammed:

Not long for a wing but has a big, strong build. Can overwhelm opponents with strength and athleticism. Plays with great energy. Competes everywhere on the court. Good ball handler and passer. Scoring off the dribble is his greatest strength. Developing long range shooter. Quality rebounder and defender. Should develop into an first-round NBA draft choice.

Mohammed is playing a year up on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring and summer.  He has accounted for himself very well against older and higher level competition.

Through 12 games he is averaging 17.4 points per contest on 57.3% shooting from the field.  He has struggled some from the foul line and from behind the three-point line, shooting 60% and 20%, respectively.  Mohammed is adding 8.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game on the Nike circuit.

Coming in as the No. 9 player in the country in the 2021 class according to the 247Sports Composite, Mohammed understandably has recruiting interest from a number of top programs including Florida and Louisville, both of which have offered scholarships.

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