Aminata Yanni

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations: (Machesney Park) Harlem High School
The University of Illinois
WNBA:  New York Liberty

Biography: Aminata played at (Machesney Park) Harlem High School where she set the NIC-10 conference scoring record of 47 points in a single game.  She was a 3-time conference MVP of the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10).  She led Harlem to 2 conference titles, 3 IHSA Regional championships and 2 IHSA Sweet 16 appearances.  Aminata led the USA Women’s Junior National Team to the gold medal in Argentina.  She was chosen as a WBCA NIKE player(McDonald’s All-American) before moving to Champaign and playing for the University of Illinois.   Aminata played professionally in Switzerland, France, and Belgium.  She also signed with the New York Liberty of the WNBA.