Olu Babalola

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Olu Babalola
Leeds Force
League British Basketball League
Personal information
Nationality UK
Career information
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2006–2008 Newcastle Eagles
2017–present Leeds 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.

References[edit]

  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.