Akin Akingbala

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Akin Akingbala
Free agent
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1983-03-25) 25 March 1983 (age 31)
Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 10.25 in (2.09 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Brunswick School
(Greenwich, Connecticut)
College Clemson (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2006–2007 Plus Pujol Lleida
2007–2008 Ventspils
2008 Universitet Yugra Surgut
2008–2012 SLUC Nancy Basket
2012–2013 Azovmash
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.

College career[edit]

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.[1]

Pro career[edit]

Akingbala went undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft. In July 2006, he joined the Boston Celtics for the 2006 NBA Summer League.[2] He later signed with the Celtics, but they waived him in October 2006.[3][4] He then joined the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.

In December 2006, he moved to Spain and signed with Plus Pujol Lleida of the LEB Gold for the rest of the season.[5] In October 2007, he signed a one-year deal with Ventspils of Latvia.[5]

In September 2008, he signed with Universitet Yugra Surgut of Russia.[5] He left them on 10 December 2008.[5] On 15 December 2008, he moved to France and signed with SLUC Nancy Basket for the remainder of the season.[6] In June 2009, he extend his contract with two more years.[7] In July 2012, he extended his contract for one more year.[8]

In August 2012, he signed a one-year deal with BC Azovmash of Ukraine.[9] In July 2013, he signed with Enel Brindisi of Italy.[10] He left them before the start of the season.[11] In December 2013, he signed a one-year deal with VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster of Belgium.[12]

In July 2014, he signed a one-year deal with SPO Rouen Basket of the French LNB Pro A.[13][14] In February 2015, Rouen released him.[15][16]

Nigerian national team[edit]

Akingbala has also been a member of the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team. He played at the 2009 FIBA African Championship.


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