After testing the NBA's pre-draft evaluation waters, Utah Valley star and Steveston-London product Fardaws Aimaq announced Wednesday he is pulling out of the 2021 NBA draft in favour of a junior season with the Wolverines over which he hopes to make himself a 2022 NBA first-round pick. (Photo by Isaac Hale property of Utah Valley University marketing 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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‘Daws takes one season pause on NBA draft: Richmond native and Utah Valley star Fardaws Aimaq on why his NBA sights now set on 2022!

Fardaws Aimaq is coming back to college, and he’s smiling wide because he’s doing so with a whole lot of NBA knowledge.The 6-foot-11 Richmond native and reigning NCAA Div. 1 rebounding champion this past season at Utah Valley University had announced back in early April that he would be testing the NBA’s demanding pre-draft waters […]

Steveston-London grad Fardaws Aimaq is a rebounding machine with a firm grip on his basketball future just seven games into his sophomore season with the Utah Valley Wolverines. (Photo by Jay Drowns property of Utah Valley University Marketing 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Fardaws Aimaq: From Steveston-London to the top of the NCAA D-1 rebounding charts at Utah Valley…is the NBA next for B.C.’s rising 6-foot-11 star?

Look up… look way up!Okay B.C. basketball fans, do you see that name right at the very tip-top of the list of the leading rebounders this season for all of NCAA Div. 1 men’s basketball?In case you were wondering just where the winding basketball roads had taken Fardaws Aimaq ever since the 6-foot-11 centre took […]

After one year in the U.S. prep school world, Steveston-London grad Fardaws Aimaq is headed to an NCAA Div. 1 career next season at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Big man of the north set to land in deep south! Mercer the place for SLSS’ Fardaws Aimaq to make NCAA Div. 1 dream a reality

RICHMOND — Fardaws Aimaq never lost sight of the big picture of U.S. college basketball and his potential future within it even though there were moments this past season where he might have wondered what a kid from Richmond was doing chasing his hoop dreams on the other side of the continent at a place […]

Steveston-London grad Fardaws Aimaq (centre) learned all about the big business of college basketball recruiting this summer. (Photo by Dan Kinvig/UFV athletics)
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SLSS’ Fardaws Aimaq takes aim at D1 hoops career with prep stop at Maine’s Bridgton Academy

RICHMOND — Along a basketball journey which has seen him become one of most prodigious stat-line stuffers in the recent history of B.C. high school basketball, Fardaws Aimaq has grown to a half-inch shy of 6-foot-11.Yet the biggest growth spurt that the 2017 grad of Richmond’s Steveston-London Secondary has undergone has happened in the days […]