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Olu Famutimi - SG/SF, 6'5, 220
Free agent - Last played with Saint John's Riptide (NBL Canada, 2017)
       Date of birth: 02/21/1984
       Country: Nigeria/Canada
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
     Out of: Arkansas
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
3rd October, 2005 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
28th October, 2005 NBA Waived by Philadelphia.
1st November, 2005 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Arkansas RimRockers.
19th September, 2006 NBA Signed an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
20th October, 2006 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
1st November, 2006 D-League Designated as a returning player by Arkansas RimRockers.
29th March, 2007 D-League Waived by Arkansas RimRockers due to injury.
18th October, 2007 Ukraine Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2009 with Khimik.
19th October, 2009 Turkey Signed for the remainder of the season with Oyak Renault.
27th July, 2010 France Signed a one year contract with Paris-Levallois.
2nd October, 2010 France Left Paris-Levallois.
3rd October, 2010 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with Duesseldorf.
28th July, 2011 Turkey Signed a one year contract with TED Kolejliler.
13th November, 2013 Slovakia Signed for the remainder of the season with Inter Bratislava.
16th December, 2013 Slovakia Left Inter Bratislava.
17th December, 2013 NBL Canada Signed for the remainder of the season with Halifax Rainmen,
25th August, 2014 NBL Canada Returning player rights traded by Halifax Rainmen to Island Storm in exchange for Brendan Cooper.
7th October, 2014 NBL Canada Signed a one year contract with Island Storm.
20th March, 2016 NBL Canada Signed for the remainder of the season with Saint John Mill Rats.
19th August, 2016 Argentina Signed a one year contract with Quilmes.
22nd October, 2016 Argentina Released by Quilmes.
3rd November, 2016 NBL Canada Signed a one year contract with Saint John Riptide.
When: Where:
2003 - 2005 Arkansas (NCAA)
July 2005 Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
July 2005 Utah Jazz (Summer League)
October 2005 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
November 2005 - June 2006 Arkansas RimRockers (D-League)
July 2006 New York Knicks (Summer League)
July 2006 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
September 2006 - October 2006 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
November 2006 - March 2007 Arkansas RimRockers (D-League)
July 2007 New York Knicks (Summer League)
July 2007 Seattle Supersonics (Summer League)
October 2007 - June 2009 Khimik (Ukraine)
October 2009 - June 2010 Oyak Renault (Turkey)
July 2010 New York Knicks (Summer League)
July 2010 - October 2010 Paris-Levallois (France)
October 2010 - June 2011 Duesseldorf (Germany)
July 2011 - June 2012 TED Kolejliler (Turkey, TBL2)
July 2012 New York Knicks (Summer League)
November 2013 - December 2013 Inter Bratislava (Slovakia)
December 2013 - June 2014 Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada)
October 2014 - June 2015 Island Storm (NBL Canada)
March 2016 - June 2016 Saint John Mill Rats (NBL Canada)
August 2016 - October 2016 Quilmes (Argentina)
November 2016 - June 2017 Saint John Riptide (NBL Canada)
From blog:


   2010 Summer League Rosters: New York Knicks
2010-07-15

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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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 20
2010-02-10

- 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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