March 21, 1988 |
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Montverde Academy
|College||Florida State (2007–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|2013||Ikaros Kallitheas B.C.|
|2015||Barako Bull Energy|
|Career highlights and awards|
Solomon Makfan Alabi (born March 21, 1988) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who last played for the Barako Bull Energy of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He attended Florida State University where he helped them to a third-place finish in the ACC standings and a trip to the NCAA Tournament where they fell to Gonzaga in the first round. The 7-foot-1 Alabi was a two-time ACC All-Defensive team selection in both his freshman and sophomore years. He played soccer before taking up basketball at age 15.
Alabi grew up in Kaduna, Nigeria before moving to Orlando, Florida at the age of 15. He attended high school at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida where he was an all-state performer and helped lead Montverde Academy to a perfect 30–0 record during his senior season. He attended the same high school as Minnesota's Luc Mbah a Moute. Alabi started for the Nigerian Junior National Team at the 2007 Nike All-American camp. He also helped Nigeria qualify for the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.
After breaking his leg 10 games into his freshman year, Alabi had to take a medical redshirt. As a redshirt freshman, he earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors by averaging 8.4 points per game and leading the ACC in blocks with 2.1 per game. For his great shot-blocking ability, he was named to the ACC All-Defensive team in 2008–2009.
As a redshirt sophomore, Alabi ranked 26th in the nation in blocked shots with an average of 2.39 while increasing his scoring average to 11.7 points per game. On April 23, 2010, he declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft.
On July 8, 2010, he signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors assigned him to the Erie BayHawks on November 15, 2010. He was recalled on December 9, 2010, sent back to Erie on January 6, 2011, and recalled once again by the Raptors on January 14, 2011. The Raptors assigned him to the BayHawks for a third time on March 9, 2011. Afterwards, Alabi was recalled back up to Toronto for a third time on April 5, 2011.
On January 4, 2012, Alabi was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League. He was recalled on January 22, 2012. On April 26, 2012, against the New Jersey Nets, Alabi recorded career highs of 11 points, 19 rebounds and 3 blocks in 40 minutes in the final game of the regular season.
On March 21, 2013, he signed with the Greek first division basketball club Ikaros Kallitheas B.C.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Player Bio: Solomon Alabi". Seminoles.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
- "Solomon Alabi Stats, News, Photos – Florida State Seminoles – ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
- Solomon declares himself for NBA Draft
- RAPTORS GET 50TH OVERALL PICK ALABI FROM MAVS
- "Raptors Sign Solomon Alabi". NBA.com. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- "Alabi Assigned To Erie BayHawks Of NBA D-League". NBA.com. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
- Raptors Recall Solomon Alabi From D-League
- Raptors Reassign Alabi To D-League
- Toronto Recalls Solomon Alabi From Erie
- Raptors Reassign Alabi To Erie BayHawks
- Raptors recall BayHawks center Alabi
- Alabi Assigned To Bakersfield Jam Of The NBA D-League
- Alabi Recalled From Bakersfield Jam
- Uzoh has triple-double as Raptors rout Nets
- HORNETS ADD THREE PLAYERS
- HORNETS WAIVE ALABI, WRIGHT
- STAMPEDE ACQUIRE ALABI
- Sixers add Solomon Alabi and Nayal Koshwal to training camp roster
- Sixers sign Gani Lawal, waive Solomon Alabi
- Another 7-footer to invade PBA
- New Toronto Raptor Has Hepatitis B