Al-Farouq Aminu, Nigeria basketball

Aminu, a Norcross grad and forward for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, was born in the U.S. but will participate in the first-ever Olympic basketball appearance of Nigeria, where his parents were born.

Nigerian forward Al Farouq Aminu (7) vies with Lithuanian centre Antanas Kavaliauska (12) during the ...

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