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Araberri lands Akinlolu Akingbala - Jan 6, 2017


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LEB Gold newcomer Saenz Horeca Araberri landed experienced 34-year old Nigerian ex-international center Akinlolu Akingbala (208-102kg-83, college: Clemson). He played most recently at Shahrdary Tabriz in Iranian Superleague. In 5 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.0spg and 1.6bpg last season.
The previous (14-15) season Akingbala played at SPO Rouen in French ProA. But in 11 games he had just 1.8ppg and 2.4rpg.
In 2006 he was drafted by Butte Daredevils (CBA) in third round (22nd overall).
The former Clemson University standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He won French ProA championship title in 2011.
Akingbala also represented Nigeria at the African Championships in Libya eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 64.7%, FT: 50.0%.
Akingbala is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (VOO Verviers-Pepinster), Italy (Enel Brindisi), Latvia (Ventspils), Russia (Universitet-Yugra), Ukraine (Azovmash), France (Sluc Nancy), Spain (Lleida Basquet) and D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).

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