Olu Babalola

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Olu Babalola
Leeds Force
LeagueBritish Basketball League
Personal information
Career information
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2006–2008Newcastle Eagles
2017–presentLeeds Force

Olu Babalola (born 10 September 1981) is a British professional basketball player who plays for the Leeds Force in the British Basketball League.[1]

Born in London, England, Babalola played for St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey,[2] where he won a state championship in his sophomore season. He went on to team with Pops Mensah Bonsu during his senior season in high school.

The 6ft6 power forward attended Clemson University[2] before signing for Italian basketball team Roseto Basket in 2005 and soon after moving to Jämtland Basket in the Swedish Obol Basketball League.[3] Early in 2006 Babalola returned to his homeland to sign for British Basketball League team Newcastle Eagles,[3] making his debut against the Guildford Heat on 3 February 2006. Three months later Babalola won the "clean sweep" of trophies with the Eagles. He also represented the British University national team in 2005.


  1. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/other-sport/basketball/manchester-giants-olu-babalola-part-10454345. Retrieved 17 November 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Olu Babalola". Clenson Tigers. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Newcastle sign forward Babalola". BBC Sport. 3 February 2006. Retrieved 24 May 2011.