Georgetown’s Aminu cites Celtics, Marcus Smart’s defense as NBA goal

March 9, 2022; New York, New York, United States; Seton Hall Pirates guard Jared Rhoden (14) shoots the ball while Georgetown Hoyas guard Aminu Mohammed (0) defends in the second half of the Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The 20-year-old freshman became just the ninth freshman player to lead the team in rebounding. In 31 games with Georgetown, he averaged 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.6 steals.

With a wingspan of 6’11 and the ability to defend well past his impressive 6’5 stature, Mohammed was a notable standout at the draft combine in May, recording 15 points, 5 boards, 3 assists and 1 block in 2 scrimmage games.

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