Nov. 17, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - Faisal Aden has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Washington State University men's basketball team next season, head coach Ken Bone announced Tuesday.
"We're excited about signing Faisal to a letter of intent," Bone said. "He's a 6-4 guard that can really shoot the ball from the perimeter...really good scorer, not just a shooter. He's putting up big numbers right now (at Hillsborough Community College), he's averaging about 30 points per game after like five games. He's the type of guy that could come in and help us next year, whether he would play immediately next year or not, that's for down the road, we'll see what happens."
Currently in his second season at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., Aden (6-4, 185, G, San Diego, Calif.) moved from his native Somalia to San Diego, Calif. as a child before attending high school in Texas. He spent his junior and senior years at God's Academy in Dallas prior to committing to New Mexico State in January 2008. Aden never played for the Aggies and transferred to Hillsborough Community College prior to the 2008-09 season. He averaged 20.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season en route to being named first-team All-State. Aden begins his sophomore campaign as a preseason second-team All-American.