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WSU Men's Basketball BIO
Faisal Aden
Player Profile:
Faisal Aden 1269594
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 179
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: God's Academy-Texas

Ranks on WSU's all-time list in scoring average (17th - 13.3), free throw percentage (second - .830), and steals average (14th - 1.34).

SENIOR (2011-12)
Started six of 17 games played...missed three games with concussion during season...suffered Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear in left knee during game at Arizona (Jan. 26) and was unable to play remainder of season...ranked second on team with 14.5 points per game...broke WSU single-season record for free throw percentage, going .894 (42-for-47) on the season...led team in scoring seven times throughout season and scored in double figures in 13-of-17 games...recorded career-high two blocks against Sacramento State (Nov. 17)...also had career-high five steals against the Hornets...tied season and career high with seven rebounds at Washington (Jan. 15)...also completed feat at Gonzaga (Nov. 14)...led team with career-high 33 points against Stanford (Jan. 19) and set career-high for free throws attempted and made, going 13-for-13 from the line...followed with a 24-point performance against California (Jan. 21) en route to being named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 15.

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Started nine of 33 games played...missed two games with a knee injury...was second on the team and 16th in the Pac-10 with 12.7 points per game...started the first six games of the season, beginning his WSU career with 18 points against Southern (Nov. 13)...followed with 26 points against Idaho (Nov. 23), connecting on 4-for-8 from beyond the 3-point arc...scored a career-high 28 points at Fresno State (Nov. 26), making career-high 11 field goals and six 3-pointers...grabbed a career-high seven rebounds and added 20 points apiece in games against Texas-Pan American (Dec. 10) and Mississippi State at the Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22)....scored 19 points in his Pac-10 debut at UCLA (Dec. 29), on 9-for-13 shooting from the field...tied his career-high and set a Pac-10 high with seven rebounds at Oregon State (Feb. 5), added 10 points...tied Pac-10 high with 20 points in win over USC (March 3), beginning a streak of four-straight double-figure games...scored 14 points in a career-high 42 minutes in just second Pac-10 start of career against UCLA (March 5)...scored 19 points in NIT First Round matchup with Long Beach State (March 16).

Played two years at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. Under head coach Derrick Worrels...averaged 20.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a FRESHMAN...named first-team All-State and first-team All-SunCoast Conference...entered SOPHOMORE season as a preseason second-team All-American...helped lead team to SunCoast Conference Championship...averaged 23.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.0 steals per game...earned first-team all-conference honors.

Played two years at Bowie High School under head coach Allen Gratts before transferring to God's Academy where he played two years under head coach Tim Miller.

Born Faisal Jama Aden, January of 1989, in Somalia...moved to San Diego as a child... father Dubow Aden and mother Mako Isack...has three sisters and five brothers...undecided on major at Washington State.

Minutes: 42 vs. UCLA, 3/5/11
Points: 33 vs. Stanford, 1/19/12
Field Goals Made: 11 at Fresno State, 11/26/10
Field Goal Attempts: 22 at Fresno State, 11/26/10
3-Pt Field Goals Made: 6 at Fresno State, 11/26/10
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts: 12 at Fresno State, 11/26/10
Free Throws Made: 13 vs. Stanford, 1/19/12
Free Throws Attempted: 13 vs. Stanford, 1/19/12
Rebounds: 7 (five times) at Washington, 1/15/12
Assists: 4 (three times) vs. Stanford, 2/10/11
Blocks: 2 vs. Sacramento State, 11/17/11
Steals: 5 vs. Sacramento State, 11/17/11
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