Olu Famutimi biography

Olu Famutimi

Basketball Player

1984 –


Who is Olu Famutimi?

Olumuyiwa "Olu" Famutimi is a Canadian professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Halifax Rainmen of the National Basketball League of Canada.

Famutimi was first noticed in a high school game at Chaminade College School in Toronto, Ontario, in his freshman year. Less than a year later, he transferred to Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Michigan. In Michigan, he played for the Flint Northwestern Wildcats and climbed the national ranks as the seventh best player in the country, according to ESPN.com. A career altering injury would change all of that, as he was ushered out of the limelight because of it.

Famutimi played two seasons at the University of Arkansas, where he earned All-Southeastern Conference Freshman honors. In 57 games with the Razorbacks, he averaged 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game. Against all conventional wisdom, he declared early for the 2005 NBA Draft and was not selected.

Famutimi was invited to training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers and made appearances in four preseason games before being waived.


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Feb 21, 1984
  • Yoruba people
  • Canada
  • University of Arkansas
Lived in
  • Toronto

on July 23, 2013

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