The Summerside Storm are starting to fill roster sports up in a hurry, announcing today that they’ve signed another player.
6’ 10” Centre Ayodokun Akingbade, or Doak to his coaches and teammates, brings a great deal of experience to the Storm this season. Akingbade, out of George Washington University, has played around the world including some of the top leagues in Europe where he averaged a double-double with a Swedish team scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebound.
“Doak fills a hole missing from our team last season,” says Coach Salerno. “He’s an experienced veteran and a team leader who could very well be the top centre in the league this year. When he speaks, players listen, and he can bring a calming presents to tense game situations.”
Meanwhile, Akingbade is enjoying Prince Edward Island. “I like the breeze here and people have been very nice and welcoming,” he says. “The team looks pretty good so far and the guys are great. I’m looking forward to a good year for the team.” When asked about what he thinks he can bring to the team, Akingbade feels his strengths are defensive rebounding, protecting the basket, lots of energy, while bringing leadership and experience.
Height: 6’10″ (207cm)
Position: Center (5) or Power Forward(4)
Date of Birth: 1984
Attended Bladensburg High School where he averaged 13 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per game as a senior… named Most Improved Player and Best Defensive Player for the Mustangs under coach Deo Djossou. Student Government Association President who graduated with a 4.17 GPA) and was on the Principal’s Advisory Committee and the yearbook committee.
Passport: US & Nigerian passports – COTONOU Player
Full name is Ayodokun Samuel Akingbade, pronounced “DOE-kun AH-kin-BOD-eh”
2009 Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention
2009 Asia-Basket.com Japanese BJ League All-Imports 2nd Team
2008 ABA Champion (Vermont)
2007 NCAA Post-Season Tournament (George Washington)
2007 Atlantic 10 Tournament Champion (George Washington)
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