Whatever Happened to This Guy??
Khalid El-Amin (UCONN)
Khalid El-Amin, or as opposing fans called him “doughboy”, will forever be remembered as the starting point guard for the Huskies. El-Amin led UConn to a National Championship in 1999. In 2000 he was named one of the 15 finalists for the Naismith Award. He has always been a winner, dating back to his high school days where he won four straight state titles at Minneapolis North HS. He also earned a gold medal in the 1998 Goodwill Games playing for team USA. El-Amin went on to get drafted in the second round, 34th overall, by the Chicago Bulls in 2000. After the Bulls, he had a brief stint with the Miami Heat in 2002. From the 2003-2005 seasons El-Amin played in Turkey for Beskitas. He won the Turkish League MVP two years in a row while averaging 20.4 points per game and also leading the league in assists.
Where is he now?
He is currently playing in the Ukraine Superleague for Azovmash Mariupol. His team won the 2006 Ukranian Championship while earning MVP honors. He also won the MVP of the league during that season. He’s currently averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 assists this season through 17 games this season. Check out Khalid’s site.
Here is a youtube clip also of him playing in Ukraine. (please note the guy clapping 15 seconds in)
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