Abi Olajuwon

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Abi Olajuwon
Born (1988-07-06) July 6, 1988 (age 26)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 236 lb (107 kg)
College Oklahoma
WNBA draft 28th overall, 2010
Chicago Sky
WNBA career 2010–2011
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Chicago Sky (2010)
Tulsa Shock (2011)

Alon Abisola Arisicate Ajoke Olajuwon, better known as Abi Olajuwon (born July 6, 1988) is an American female basketball player.[1]

Olajuwon is the daughter of former NBA center Hakeem Olajuwon. Olajuwon's full name means "born in wealth and loved by all".[2]

High school and college[edit]

Born in Houston, Texas, Olajuwon played varsity basketball for her Californian high school. Marlborough School, and helped her team win three consecutive Southern Section titles. Olajuwon was a 2006 McDonald's All-American,[2] and was one of the most prized recruits of the 2006 graduating high school class.[2][3] She played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma, and ESPN basketball analyst Nancy Lieberman stated before the 2006–07 season that the addition of Olajuwon would help propel the Sooners into contention for the NCAA championship.[4]


Olajuwon has played abroad for the Romanian club CSM Satu Mare, signing a 4 months contract at the start of 2011.[5]

In 2012 she signed with Ourinhos Basquete in Brazil.


In May 2014, Olajuwon became an assistant coach for the women's basketball team at California State University, Fullerton.[6]


  1. ^ Former Olympic sprint star Marion Jones cut by WNBA’s Tulsa Shock
  2. ^ a b c Michael Kinney, A name to remember: Abi Olajuwon, December 6, 2006
  3. ^ Tony Sellars, Olajuwon wants to make her own name, scout.com, February 9, 2006
  4. ^ Terps top preseason Top 25, espn.com, accessed January 30, 2007
  5. ^ Fiica unei legende a NBA a ajuns la Satu Mare! (Romanian), prosport.ro, accessed March 1, 2011
  6. ^ Olajuwon Added to Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff, CSUF press release, accessed November 5, 2014

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