Saint John Riptide announce the signing of Olu Famutimi for the 2016-2017 NBL Canada season.
A NBL Canada veteran, having played for both Halifax and the Island clubs, Olu joined Saint John’s team last season in March and made an immediate impact averaging eight points and 3.3 rebounds per game. In 2013-14, Olu was named an NBL Canada all-star and all-Canadian .
“I am so happy we we’re able to get Olu back, what a great asset he is to our team and organization.” states Coach Spon.
A 6’5” shooting guard/small forward and one time member of the Canadian National Team; Olu has also played in the NBA D-league for the Arkansas RimRockers, signed with the San Antonio Spurs, but was waived before the season started. He has extensive international experience having played in Turkey for two years and also in France, Germany and Ukraine.
“Olu does it all, he is one of our better defenders, can score and knock down the 3, he brings intensity and leadership and is versatile being able play the 1 through 4,” continues Spon. “Olu is very coachable, he will do whatever is needed for the team to win.”