Olumide Oyedeji

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Olumide Oyedeji
Personal information
Born (1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 33)
Ibadan, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian / British
Listed height 6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1996–present
Career history
1996–1997 Ebun Comets (Nigeria)
1997–1998 Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
1998–2000 DJK Würzburg (Germany)
20002002 Seattle SuperSonics
2002–2003 Orlando Magic
2003 Ilysiakos (Greece)
2003–2004 Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
2004 Beijing Ducks (China)
2004 Al-Kuwait SC (Kuwait)
2004–2005 Beijing Ducks (China)
2005 Cangrejeros (Puerto Rico)
2005–2006 Seoul Thunders (Korea)
2006 Cangrejeros (Puerto Rico)
2006–2007 Seoul Thunders (Korea)
2007 Al-Kuwait SC (Kuwait)
2007–2008 Beijing Ducks (China)
2008 Liaoning Hunters (China)
2008 Granada (Spain)
2008–2009 Shanxi Zhongyu (China)
2009 Vaqueros (Puerto Rico)
2009-2010 Liaoning Hunters (China)
2010 ASU Sports Club (Jordan)
2010 Juvecaserta Basket (Italy)
2011 Changwon LG Sakers (Korea)
2011-2012 Qingdao (China)
2013–present Link Tochigi Brex (Japan)
Career highlights and awards

Olumide Oyedeji (born 11 May 1981) is a Nigerian-British[1] professional basketball center who played in the NBA for 3 seasons.

Professional career[edit]

Oyedeji played at the 1999 and 2000 Nike Hoop Summits. He was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics, in the 2nd round (42nd overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft. He played a total of 93 games during 3 seasons in the NBA, and had career averages of 1.4 points per game, 2.1 rebounds per game, 0.1 assists per game, and 0.2 steals per game.[2] He also played in the Spanish League with Granada.

Oyedeji played with Shanxi Zhongyu in the Chinese Basketball Association.[3] He played with Changwon LG Sakers of the Korean Basketball League in 2011. However, he was released from the team, despite averaging 10.8 points, 15.0 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game.

Nigerian national team[edit]

Oyedeji has been a member of the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team. He won the bronze medal at the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship. He also played at the 2007 FIBA Africa Championship. He won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship.

He also played at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.


  1. ^ "Profile". Asia-basket.com. 
  2. ^ "Olumide Oyedeji Historical Profile". Nba.com. 11 May 1981. 
  3. ^ "Bonzi Wells joins CBA with Shanxi Zhongyu". News.xinhuanet.com. 12 December 2008. 

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