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The life changing journey of Zaid Abdul-Aziz ("DON SMITH")

Zaid Abdul-Aziz: All American College Basketball Player, NBA Veteran, Author.

Mr. Zaid Abdul-Aziz

Zaid Abdul-Aziz

All American College Basketball Player, NBA Veteran, Author.

College Career

Zaid (Formerly Don Smith) was an all Big-8 Basketball player for Iowa State University in 1968.

Professional Career

Professional Career: Details to follow: (Video, Statistics, Teams, statements from players, etc.)


Zaid Abdul-Aziz "Don Smith" (1966-68)

Zaid Abdul-Aziz, who played at Iowa State as Don Smith, was one of the greatest players in Big Eight history. An AP All-American center in 1968, Abdul-Aziz was ISU's first three-time first-team all-conference player (1966, 1967, 1968). Abdul-Aziz led the Big Eight in scoring twice (1967- 24.8 ppg, 1968- 24.2 ppg) and led the league in rebounding three times (1966- 13.0 rpg, 1967- 13.4 rpg, 1968- 14.6 rpg). He was named Big Eight Player of the Year in 1968 and was the fifth pick in the 1968 NBA Draft. He is one of six players in ISU history to have his number (No. 35) retired.

- Mr. Zaid Abdul-Aziz

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Autographed Copy, with special message from Zaid
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The Life Changing Journey Of ZAID ABDUL-AZIZ ("Don Smith")

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Mr. Zaid Abdul-Aziz


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