Alaa Abdelnaby (born June 24, 1968, in Cairo, Egypt) is a retired Egyptian-American professional Basketball player. He played at Duke University from 1986 to 1990, where he was a Third-Team All-ACC selection as a senior. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association with the 25th pick of the 1990, and he spent five years in the league, playing for Portland as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings. He was signed by Golden State Warriors but he never played for that franchise.
Abdelnaby is perhaps best known for his infamous quote regarding Duke University's academic requirements: "The only way I can make five A's is when I sign my name."
Abdelnaby grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and played on the Bloomfield High School (New Jersey) basketball team.
- 1990, June 27 - First round, 25th pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1990.
- 1992, July 1 - Traded for Milwaukee Bucks' rights to Tracy Murray.
- 1992, December 4 - Traded for Boston Celtics' rights to Jon Barry.
- 1994, July 26 - Free agent signed by the Sacramento Kings.
- 1995, March 21 - Released by the Sacramento Kings.
- 1995, March 24 - Free agent signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a 10-day contract.
- 1995, April 3 - Re-signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a second 10-day contract.
- 1995, April 12 - Released by the Philadelphia 76ers.
- 1995, October 6 - Free agent signed by the Golden State Warriors to a one-year contract.
- 1995, October 18 - Released by the Golden State Warriors.