An American Muslim player who has experience playing in many countries is Khalid El-Amin. He is a former American professional basketball player. This man is considered one of the most successful players in American basketball. During his professional career, he relocated to various states and played for various leagues. His glorious career made him a famous, rich, and honored man. Let’s find out about this man.
Khalid El-Amin’s Early Life, Wife, and Children
On April 25, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Khalid El-Amin blessed his parents for his birth. He is the son of his mother, Zainon Munshi Sulaiman. He has a brother named Makram. Khalid El-Amin is a married man in real life. He married Jessica. He is the father of seven children. His son, Ishmael El-Amin, is a basketball player.
|Full Name:||Khalid El-Amin|
|Mother Name:||Zainon Munshi Sulaiman|
|Son:||Ishmael El-Amin(Basketball Player)|
|Position: ||Point guard|
|Achievement: ||All-Star two time, BSL All-Star Game MVP, FIBA EuroCup All-Star. , Third-team Parade All-American|
|Date of Birth: ||April 25, 1979|
|Birthplace: ||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|
|College Education:||University of Connecticut|
|Height:||5 ft. 10 inches|
|Current Age:||42 years|
In his early life, he went to North Community High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In his college career, he went to the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs, Connecticut. Here he played college basketball for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball program. The duration of his college career was from 1997 to 2000.
Contract History and Drafted Teams
During his professional life, he wore the jerseys of the Chicago Bulls, Dakota Wizards, Gary Steelheads, Strasbourg IG, Ironi Ramat Gan, Beşiktaş Cola Turka, Azovmash Mariupol, Türk Telekom, Budivelnyk Kyiv, Lietuvos Rytas, Cibona Zagreb, Le Mans, Trabzonspor, BG Göttingen, Sigal Prishtina, BG Göttingen, Marinos de Anzoátegui.
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In the 2000 NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls took him 34th overall in the 2nd round. He was with the team until 2001 and played with Jamal Crawford and Marcus Fizer. Next season he was with the NBA G League team, the Dakota Wizards. In 2002, he partially played for the Gary Steelheads and the Basketball Champions League (BCL) team SIG Strasbourg. In the same year, he became a player for the Liga Artzit team Ironi Ramat Gan and played for this team till 2003.
Turkish basketball teams
Moving to Turkey, he joined the Turkish professional basketball team Beşiktaş Cola Turka after playing in the Basketbol Süper Ligi from 2003 to 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was a member of the Ukrainian professional basketball team Azovmash Mariupol. The next stage of his career was with Türk Telekom in 2007–2008. He spent the seasons 2008–2009 and 2009 with the Türk Telekom as a player for the Azovmash Mariupol. Khalid also appeared on the field of basketball as a player for the Budivelnyk Kyiv in the 2009–2010 seasons.
He appeared in Lithuanian professional basketball with the Lietuvos Rytas in the 2010–2011 seasons. In 2011–2012, he wore the jersey of the Croatian team, Cibona Zagreb. Playing for the French professional team Le Mans, he completed the 2012–2013 seasons. He ran in the field of football as a player for Trabzonspor in 2013.
Career in Germany
Moving towards German basketball, he played for the BG Göttingen in the 2014–2015 seasons. In the same year, he also played for Sigal Prishtina. He played the 2015–2016 seasons with his previous team, BG Göttingen. In the sphere of Venezuelan basketball, he passed the last test of his career. The last team of his career was the Marinos de Anzoáteguia, and he played for this team in 2011.
In the domain of the NBA, he appeared in a total of 50 games. The NBA career statistics of this man are PTS 6.3, TRB 1.6, AST 2.9, FG% 37.0, FG3% 33.3, FT% 77.8, eFG% 41.5, PER 12.2, WS 0.6.
He also got the chance to represent his national team. As a part of the USA national team, he took part in the 1998 Goodwill Games and brought honor to the nation by winning the gold medal.
Achievements and Awards
Khalid El-Amin gained a lot of success in his life. Notably, He earned his place on the All-BBL Second Team in 2015. He became the EuroCup’s top scorer in 2009. He earned his position on the All-EuroCup Second Team in 2009. In 2011, he was an LKL All-Star. He was a celebrated part of the Ukrainian League championship-winning teams in 2006 and 2007. He became the A-1 Liga champion in 2012. In 2009, he was the Ukrainian Cup MVP. He became the Ukrainian Cup winner in 2006 and 2009, two times.
He was the Turkish Cup winner in 2008. In 2008, he got the honor of being the Turkish Cup Final MVP. He was a BSL All-Star in 2005 and 2008, two times. He received the honor of being the BSL All-Star Game MVP in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was a three-time FIBA EuroCup All-Star. He was a celebrated member of the NCAA champion team in 1999. He earned his place on the third-team Parade All-American in 1997.
Height and Weight
Khalid El-Amin stands up to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. The age of this reputed professional is 42 years old now.
His playing position in the field of basketball was a point guard. He was a sought-after player for his teams. Being in this position, he gained lots of personal success and helped his contracted team to win lots of matches. The shooting style of this man is right.
He spent his whole basketball career wearing jersey number 2. His fans could realize that the ball was in the hands of jersey number 2, which meant the ball was in his hand. He made this number memorable for the basketball-loving people. His fans still miss this jersey. In the history of American basketball, this number will represent him.
Khalid El-Amin’s Net Worth in 2023
Khalid El-Amin began his professional life in 2000 and ended his career in the professional arena in 2017. The professional career of this man is the amalgamation of his experiences with French, Israel, Turkish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Adriatic, German, Kosovar, and Venezuelan professional basketball. The net asset of this prominent American basketball player is $2.5 million. The huge earnings from a stunning basketball career led him to a millionaire life. Most of the earnings throughout his life are from basketball, and the rest are from his post-retirement activities.
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