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Sunday, June 13, 2010
NBA Draft preview: Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu
The Pistons are expected to take a big man with the No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft. The wild card that could cause Detroit to change its mind is Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound Aminu has drawn comparisons to Atlanta's Josh Smith. He averaged 15.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals for Wake Forest last season as a sophomore. Aminu is still just 19 and likely has room to improve. ESPN's Chad Ford has the Pistons taking Aminu in his latest mock draft as does DraftExpress.com. Here are some highlight videos for you to judge for yourself:
Dave Pemberton covers the Pistons and the NBA for The Oakland Press. A graduate of Oakland University, Pemberton has been a sports writer/page designer since joining The Oakland Press in 2006. Along with covering various high school sports in both print and multi-media Internet platforms, Pemberton has covered the Oakland University men's and women's basketball beat for the past two years. Follow Dave on twitter at drpemberton