|Power forward / Center|
25 March 1983 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10.25 in (2.09 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school||Brunswick School
|NBA draft||2006 / Undrafted|
|2006||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2006–2007||Plus Pujol Lleida|
|2008||Universitet Yugra Surgut|
|2008–2012||SLUC Nancy Basket|
|2013–2014||VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster|
|2014–2015||SPO Rouen Basket|
|Career highlights and awards|
Akinlolu Akinayi Akingbala (born 25 March 1983) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who last played for SPO Rouen Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for the Clemson University. He is 2.09m (6 ft 10¼) tall and he can play both power forward and center positions.
After playing high school basketball at Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, Akingbala played college basketball at Clemson University, with the Clemson Tigers. A highlight of his college career was a 21-point, 16-rebound performance, in an 86–81 win over Virginia Tech, on 1 March 2006.
Akingbala went undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft. In July 2006, he joined the Boston Celtics for the 2006 NBA Summer League. He later signed with the Celtics, but they waived him in October 2006. He then joined the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.
In September 2008, he signed with Universitet Yugra Surgut of Russia. He left them on 10 December 2008. On 15 December 2008, he moved to France and signed with SLUC Nancy Basket for the remainder of the season. In June 2009, he extend his contract with two more years. In July 2012, he extended his contract for one more year.
In August 2012, he signed a one-year deal with BC Azovmash of Ukraine. In July 2013, he signed with Enel Brindisi of Italy. He left them before the start of the season. In December 2013, he signed a one-year deal with VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster of Belgium.
Nigerian national team
- Clemson vs. Virginia Tech – Recap – 1 March 2006 – ESPN.
- Celtics Announce Toshiba Vegas Summer League Roster
- Pittsnogle, Akingbala Placed on Waivers
- Celtics waive Akingbala, Pittsnogle
- Akin Akingbala player profile
- SLUC Nancy inks Akingbala, cuts Benson
- Nancy keeps Akingbala
- Akin Akingbala extends with SLUC Nancy
- BC Azovmash lands Lynn Greer, Akin Akingbala
- "Enel Brindisi officially signs Akin Akingbala". Sportando.net. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- Enel Brindisi to part ways with Akin Akingbala, to announce Aminu
- Akinlolu Akingbala rejoint Verviers-Pepinster
- Akin Akingbala signs with SPO Rouen
- « Akinator » débarque en Normandie! (French)
- Rouen released Akinlolu Akingbala
- Akin Akingbala fired by Rouen due to a retweet?
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA.com Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- French League Profile (French)
- ESPN.com College Stats