Famutimi in 2017
|No. 35 – Saint John Riptide|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
February 21, 1984 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
|High school||Northwestern (Flint, Michigan)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|2011–2012||TED Ankara Kolejliler|
|2016||Saint John Mill Rats|
|2016||Quilmes de Mar del Plata|
|2016–present||Saint John Riptide|
|Career highlights and awards|
Olumuyiwa "Olu" Famutimi (born February 21, 1984) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Saint John Riptide of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). He played college basketball for Arkansas.
Famutimi was first noticed in a high school game at Chaminade College School in Toronto, Ontario, in his freshman year. Less than a year later, he transferred to Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Michigan. In Michigan, he played for the Flint Northwestern Wildcats and climbed the national ranks as the seventh best player in the country, according to ESPN.com. A career altering injury would change all of that, as he was ushered out of the limelight because of it.
Famutimi played two seasons at the University of Arkansas, where he earned All-Southeastern Conference Freshman honors. In 57 games with the Razorbacks, he averaged 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game. Against all odds, he declared early for the 2005 NBA Draft and was not selected.
Famutimi was invited to training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers and made appearances in four preseason games (4.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg) before being waived. He played 47 games for the Arkansas RimRockers in 2005-06, and averaged 6.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game while shooting .513 (122-238) from the field. Famutimi signed with the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent in 2006, but was waived before the season started. He played in Turkey for two years and also played in France, Germany and Ukraine.
Famutimi plays internationally for the Canadian national team.
- "NBL Canada Transactions". NBLCanada.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- Olu Famutimi es el primer extranjero confirmado de Quilmes (Spanish)
- Cambio en Quilmes (Spanish)
- Riptide Sign Fan Favourite