Olumuyiwa Famutimi

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Basketball player
Olu Famutimi
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Halifax Hurricanes versus Saint John Riptide, 2017

Player information
Full name Olumuyiwa Famutimi
birthday February 21, 1984
place of birth Toronto (ON), Canada
size 196 cm
position Small forward
college Arkansas
Club information
society Halifax Rainmen
league NBL Canada
Clubs as active
2003–2005 Arkansas Razorbacks ( NCAA ) 2005–2007 Arkansas RimRockers 2007–2009 Chimik Juschne 2009–2010 Oyak Renault Bursa 2010 Paris-Levallois Basket 2010 Gloria Giants Düsseldorf 2011–2012 TED Ankara Kolejliler SK 2012 al-Manama 2013 Inter Bratislava Since 2013 Halifax RainmenUnited StatesUnited States
United StatesUnited States
00000 FranceFrance
00000 GermanyGermany
00000 BahrainBahrain
00000 SlovakiaSlovakia
National team
2007-2010 Canada

Olumuyiwa Famutimi (born February 21, 1984 in Toronto , Ontario ) is a Canadian basketball player . Acted as a promising young talent, the Canadian national player ultimately failed to make the leap into the top-endowed professional league NBA . After two years in the NBA Development League (D-League), Famutimi played as a professional in Europe, while the participant in the 2010 World Cup was also active in the 2010/11 basketball Bundesliga for the German first division club Giants Düsseldorf.


During his school days, Famutimi moved to a high school in Flint (Michigan) in the United States . In the meantime, he was listed in the top ten basketball players of his age group in North America in 2002 and was also invited to the prestigious 2003 McDonald's All-American Game of the best high school basketball players. After a serious injury, he immediately lost this rank and finally got a scholarship from the University of Arkansas , where he played from 2003 for the college team Razorbacks in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the NCAA Division I. After two years, Famutimi signed up for the entry draft of the highest endowed professional league NBA and was promptly not selected. With no possibility of returning to college basketball at the NCAA, he finally got a contract with the RimRockers in the D-League. Here, too, he could not recommend himself sustainably for the NBA and finally moved to Europe after two years.

From 2007 on, Famutimi played for the Chimik club from Yuzhne in Ukraine , with whom he reached third place in the 2008 and 2009 national championships. After finishing fifth at the 2007 American Championships , he had an additional opportunity to qualify for the Olympic basketball tournament with the Canadian national team at the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament in Athens in 2008 . In the quarter-finals of the qualifying tournament, they failed significantly in the 62:83 defeat against Croatia . In the 2009/10 season Famutimi played in the Türkiye Basketbol Ligi for Oyak Renault from Bursa . The club was able to secure relegation in third from last place in the table at the end of the season. After fourth place at the American Championships in 2009 , the Canadian men's selection was qualified for the 2010 World Cup in Turkey , but in which they lost all five preliminary round games and were classified in 22nd and third from last place.

For the 2010/11 season, Famutimi first gave his commitment to the French first division club Paris-Levallois Basket and at the end of September completed a qualification for the EuroChallenge 2010/11 , before moving to the German first division club Gloria Giants from Düsseldorf before the start of the national championship . where he played together with his national team-mate Ransford Brempong . After a persistent knee injury at the end of 2010, Famutimi then played no more games and the team was relegated from the top division after only seven wins in 34 games this season as the bottom of the table in the 2010/11 Basketball Bundesliga . For the 2011/12 season Famutimi went back to Turkey to TED Kolejliler SK from Ankara in the second division. The club managed to return to the top national league at the end of the season, but Famutimi moved to Bahrain to the al-Manama club. At the beginning of the 2013/14 season, Famutimi was initially active again in Europe and played for Inter from Bratislava in Slovakia before joining the Rainmen from Halifax in the National Basketball League of Canada in his Canadian homeland .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mark Mayemura: Class of 2003: The Top 100. ESPN , July 3, 2002, accessed April 5, 2014 .
  2. Player Alumni List 12–2013: Boy's Alumni. (PDF (280 KB)) McDonaldsAllAmerican.com, February 11, 2013, accessed on April 5, 2014 (English, alphabetical list of all participants).
  3. Olumuyiwa Famutimi - Turkish Basketball League Player: 2009-2010 Regular Season. TBLStat.net, accessed on April 5, 2014 (English, seasonal statistics).
  4. Communiqué: Famutimi s'envole pour Düsseldorf. Ligue Nationale de Basket , October 1, 2010, accessed April 5, 2014 (French).
  5. Frank Neusser: Trainer Didin: Zoff with the doctor trio. Express , January 2, 2011, accessed April 5, 2014 .