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Olu Famutimi
SG/SF - 6'5, 220lbs - 38 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Canada - Signed with Guelph Nighthawks in CEBL
  • Birthdate: 02/21/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Arkansas
  • Country: Nigeria/Canada
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Unknown
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
3rd October, 2005NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
28th October, 2005NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
1st November, 2005D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Arkansas RimRockers.
19th September, 2006NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
20th October, 2006NBAWaived by San Antonio.
1st November, 2006D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Arkansas RimRockers.
29th March, 2007D-LeagueWaived by Arkansas RimRockers due to injury.
18th October, 2007UkraineSigned for the remainder of the season and through 2009 with Khimik.
19th October, 2009TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with Oyak Renault.
27th July, 2010FranceSigned a one year contract with Paris-Levallois.
2nd October, 2010FranceLeft Paris-Levallois.
3rd October, 2010GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Duesseldorf.
28th July, 2011TurkeySigned a one year contract with TED Kolejliler.
13th November, 2013SlovakiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Inter Bratislava.
16th December, 2013SlovakiaLeft Inter Bratislava.
17th December, 2013NBL CanadaSigned for the remainder of the season with Halifax Rainmen,
25th August, 2014NBL CanadaReturning player rights traded by Halifax Rainmen to Island Storm in exchange for Brendan Cooper.
7th October, 2014NBL CanadaSigned a one year contract with Island Storm.
20th March, 2016NBL CanadaSigned for the remainder of the season with Saint John Mill Rats.
19th August, 2016ArgentinaSigned a one year contract with Quilmes.
22nd October, 2016ArgentinaReleased by Quilmes.
3rd November, 2016NBL CanadaSigned a one year contract with Saint John Riptide.
3rd March, 2018IraqSigned for the remainder of the season with Al Kahraba.
Career Moves
2003 - 2005Arkansas (NCAA)
July 2005Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
July 2005Utah Jazz (Summer League)
October 2005Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
November 2005 - June 2006Arkansas RimRockers (D-League)
July 2006New York Knicks (Summer League)
July 2006Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
September 2006 - October 2006San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
November 2006 - March 2007Arkansas RimRockers (D-League)
July 2007New York Knicks (Summer League)
July 2007Seattle Supersonics (Summer League)
October 2007 - June 2009Khimik (Ukraine)
October 2009 - June 2010Oyak Renault (Turkey)
July 2010New York Knicks (Summer League)
July 2010 - October 2010Paris-Levallois (France)
October 2010 - June 2011Duesseldorf (Germany)
July 2011 - June 2012TED Kolejliler (Turkey, TBL2)
July 2012New York Knicks (Summer League)
November 2013 - December 2013Inter Bratislava (Slovakia)
December 2013 - June 2014Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada)
October 2014 - June 2015Island Storm (NBL Canada)
March 2016 - June 2016Saint John Mill Rats (NBL Canada)
August 2016 - October 2016Quilmes (Argentina)
November 2016 - June 2017Saint John Riptide (NBL Canada)
March 2018 - June 2018Al Kahraba (Iraq)
Articles about Olu Famutimi

July 15, 2010

Olu Famutimi

Canadian/Nigerian guard Olumuyiwa Famutimi has been doing this for a while, with training camp experience dating back to 2005. He has also had a couple of training camp contracts in his time, with the Sixers in 2005 and the Spurs in 2006. Last year in Turkey, Famutimi averaged 16.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg for Bura, shooting 44% from the field. He's also added a jumpshot to his game; formerly his biggest weakness, Olu took five three pointers per game last season, and hit them at a 44% clip. The 6'5 rebounding/defending guard was a good three point shooter in college, but demonstrated no three point range in his two years of D-League experience. If he can keep up that 44% lark, good times await the former Ukrainian league all-star.

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February 10, 2010

- Olu Famutimi

For a few years there, Nigerian-Canadian cut-and-shut job Famutimi was on the cusp of the NBA. He signed back-to-back training camp contracts, with the Sixers in 2005 and the Spurs in 2006, and was once touted as being the first player to go straight from a Canadian high school to the first round of the NBA draft. (This didn't happen, though. Obviously.) Now well into a European career, Famutimi is signed in Turkey and averaging 16.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game for Oyak Renault Bursa. That's easily the best offensive season of his career, and shooting 41% from three point range is a large part of that (and a big improvement from a man who went 6-29 from there in 92 D-League games.)

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