|Eastern Michigan Eagles|
July 6, 1988 |
|Nationality||American / Nigerian|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Marlborough School
(Los Angeles, California)
|WNBA draft||2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 28th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Sky|
|2011||CSM Satu Mare|
|2011–2012||Hapoel Rishon LeZion|
|2012||ŽKK Novi Zagreb|
|2012||BC Castors Braine|
|2013||Caja Rural Zamarat|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Alon Abisola Arisicate Ajoke Olajuwon, better known as Abi Olajuwon (born July 6, 1988) is an American basketball coach and former player.
High school and college
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, and was one of the most prized recruits of the 2006 graduating high school class. 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.
Olajuwon was drafted 28th overall (3rd round) by the Chicago Sky in the 2010 WNBA draft. However, she was waived during the season. After being waived, she signed with Hungarian SEAT-Lami-Véd Győr, and later played for CSM Satu Mare (Romania).
During the offseason she played for Hapoel Rishon LeZion (Israel), ŽKK Novi Zagreb (Croatia), BC Castors Braine (France). Olajuwon was waived by Tulsa Shock before the 2012 season. After being waived she played for Esportivo Ourinhos (Brazil), and Heilongjiang Chenneng (China).
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- Bailey, Eric (July 21, 2011). "Tulsa Shock release Marion Jones, sign former Sooner Abi Olajuwon". NewsOK.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "Novi Zagreb adds Abi Olajuwon". www.eurobasket.com. January 13, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- Detroz, Christian (February 21, 2012). "Abi Olajuwon rejoint les Castors de Braine". Basketfeminin.com (in French). Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- Moss, John (April 22, 2012). "Tulsa Shock Waive Former Sooner Abi Olajuwon". KTUL.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- Balassiano, Fábio (October 12, 2012). "Filha de lenda da NBA, Abi Olajuwon chega a Ourinhos para a Liga de Basquete Feminino". UOL Esporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "Abi Olajuwon agreed terms with Heilongjiang". www.eurobasket.com. December 11, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "Abi Olajuwon joins Caja Rural". www.eurobasket.com. July 13, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "Olajuwon Added to Women's Basketball Coaching Staff". Cal State Fullerton Athletics. May 27, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "Abi Olajuwon Named EMU Women's Basketball Assistant Coach". EMUEagles.com. May 20, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
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