NEW YORK - Former Stony Brook men's basketball star and 2010 America East Player of the YearMuhammad El-Amin has been selected by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the fourth round of the 2013 NBA D-League Draft. El-Amin becomes the first Stony Brook men's basketball player to be drafted in the NBA's official minor league system.
El-Amin joins a D-Fenders squad that is the affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers. The D-Fenders play their home games at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers' practice facility, located in El Segundo, Calif., minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport. The D-Fenders are coached by Bob MacKinnon.
The 6-5 guard joined Stony Brook in 2008, and became an instant offensive threat. He led the #Seawolves in scoring as a junior at 15.7 points per game and again as a senior at 16.7 points per game. He was named second-team All-America East as a junior in 2009 and then elevated his game in his senior season to earn 2010 America East Player of the Year honors after finishing second among conference student-athletes in conference scoring at 19.1 points per game.
El-Amin, who was also an Associated Press All-America honorable mention in 2010, finished his Stony Brook career with 971 points in just two seasons, including a Div. I program record 517 points in 2009-10. He led Stony Brook to its first-ever America East regular season championship and NIT appearance in 2010.
El-Amin has already been in the professional ranks for three years overseas. He has played in Hungary, Israel and Italy. He averaged 22 points a game in 2010-11 for PVSK Pannonpower Pecs in Hungary.
El-Amin will report to D-Fenders training camp in anticpation of the season opener on Nov. 23.