Holt High School (Michigan).
His freshman and sophomore years were spent at the junior varsity level, and El-Amin did not appear to have a chance at playing college basketball. Aided by a four-inch growth spurt between his sophomore and junior seasons, coupled with hard work in the gym, he found himself as a starter on Holt"s competitive varsity squad. He then led Holt to a 26–2 record and state championship victory during his senior season, registering 18 points, 11 rebounds and three steals in the game.
El-Amin was slated to attend the University of Detroit, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I school, and play for the Detroit Titans men"s basketball team
However, the Detroit coaching staff changed during El-Amin"s senior year and he was told they were no longer interested in him playing for them. After enrolling at Division II Ferris State University, El-Amin left after just a few weeks at the school.
He then played at local Lansing Community College for two years and was named a junior college All-American in 2007-2008. Through his high school coach"s connections, Stony Brook University head coach Steve Pikiell gave El-Amin an opportunity to play for the Seawolves after his community college career, and El-Amin took full advantage.
In both seasons he played for Stony Brook he led the team in scoring while averaging 15.7 and 16.7 points per game in his junior and senior years, respectively.
El-Amin was a Second Team All-America East Conference selection in 2008-2009 and then a First Team All-Conference selection in 2009-2010. In his senior year, he scored a school Division I record 517 points while leading Stony Brook to its first ever regular season conference title as well as their first ever National Invitation Tournament appearance. In two seasons at Stony Brook, El-Amin scored 971 points.
El-Amin signed a contract with PVSK Panthers in Hungary after going unselected in the 2010 National Basketball Association draft.
In his lone season with the team he averaged 22 points per game. His career then took him to Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israel, Alba Fehérvár in Hungary, FCM Ferentino in Italy, and Körmend in Hungary again as of 2013-2014.
On November 1, 2013 he was selected in the fourth round (57th overall) of the 2013 National Basketball Association Development League Draft by the Los Angeles Doctorate-Fenders but was waived two weeks later. In September 2014, El-Amin signed with Apollon Patras British Columbia in Greece.
On July 30, 2015, he signed with Juvecaserta Basket of the Italian Serie A.
In December 2015 El-Amin signed with Nea Kifissia of the Greek League.