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Norcross High an NBA factory

January 9, 2012
By Truly Blessed of Atlanta Alumni

Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu (born September 21, 1990, in Georgia, United States) is an American basketball player for the New Orleans Hornets. His parents are Aboubakar Aminu and Anjirlic Aminu, and he is a descendant from a line of Nigerian kings.[1] His brother is former Georgia Tech forward Alade Aminu. Aminu was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2010 NBA Draft with the 8th overall pick.

Norcross high is home to many of the states best basketball players. 3 in particular are feautred in this article.

Jodie Meeks (born August 21, 1987 in Nashville, TN)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.

Meeks played college basketball for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. On January 13, 2009, he gained national recognition by breaking the Kentucky single-game scoring record by scoring 54 points in a nationally-televised game on ESPN against Tennessee. In the same game, he broke the university's single-game three-point record by making 10 three-pointers.

Gani Oladimeji Lawal, Jr. (born November 7, 1988 in College Park, Georgia) is an American basketball player who is currently playing for the Chinese Basketball Association's Xinjiang Flying Tigers. He played with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team for 3 years. A junior, Lawal led the team in field-goal percentage and blocked shots in 2007–2008.[1] Lawal was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 46th pick of the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft. On November 16, 2010, after not playing in any of the Suns prior regular season games, Lawal was assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.[2]

During his time at Norcross High School, Lawal was named to the McDonald's All-American Team following his senior season and was Mr. Basketball 2007 in Georgia.[3] After originally entering the draft following his sophomore year, Lawal pulled out of the draft on June 14, 2009 to return to Georgia Tech for his junior year.[4]


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