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Temi Fagbenle's Bio

About Temi Fagbenle

NOTABLE

  • WNBA Champion (2017)

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by Minnesota in the 3rd round (35th overall) of the 2016 WNBA Draft.

2017 SEASON

Finished her rookie season in the WNBA, seeing action in 21 games while drawing 13 DNP-CDs… Averaged 1.2 ppg and 1.0 rpg in 4.2 mpg while hitting 50.0% from the field and 77.8% from the FT line… Contributed six points Aug. 25 at San Antonio, and registered season highs with three rebounds and two blocks Aug. 22 vs. Phoenix… The point (six), rebound (three) and minute (11:40) totals Aug. 18 vs. Indiana were all season bests… Made her WNBA debut May 14 vs. Chicago.

PLAYOFFS

2017: Appeared in two playoff games, totaling four points and one rebound in four minutes.

INTERNATIONAL

A 2012 Olympian for Great Britain, averaged 4.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 1.2 bpg while playing 20.0 minutes at the London Games… Appeared in all five games for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, including starts against Australia, Canada and Russia… Was just the second Ivy League women’s basketball player in history to compete in the Olympic Games… Named England’s 2010 U18 Player of the Year… Won the 2010 U18 Women’s European Championship with England, standing as the tournament leader in five statistical categories including rebounds, double-doubles and two-point field goal percentage… Named MVP of the Blue Star Europe Tournament in 2011.

COLLEGE

2015-16: A team captain and full-time starter, the 6-4 post player earned a spot on the prestigious All-Pac-12 Team and earned Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention selection and recorded 10 double-doubles. Led the team in scoring (13.6 ppg), rebounding (8.7 rpg), blocks (1.2 bpg), steals (1.8 spg), free throws made (93) and minutes played (30.3 mpg). 2014-15: An All-Ivy League Second Team selection in her final season at Harvard. Started in all 28 games played and averaged 14.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game. Posted 13 double-doubles and ranked first in the Ivy League and 37th in the country in rebounds per game (10.1). Scored 23 points and grabbed a program record 24 rebounds against Temple. Neared a triple-double with 28 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists vs. Brown. 2013-14: An All-Ivy League First Team selection. College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League First Team. Three-time Ivy League Player of the Week (November 25, January 13 and March 3). Two-time College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week (November 25, January 13). Named to ASU Classic and Fordham Holiday Classic All-Tournament Teams. Averaged 13.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in 29 games started. Led the league in rebounding, field goal percentage (.548) and defensive rebounds (6.5). Ranked second in the Ancient Eight in blocked shots (1.4). Posted 11 double-doubles. 2012-13: An All-Ivy League Second Team honoree and Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Set Ivy League record as a 10-time Rookie of the Week winner and named to San Diego Surf ‘N Slam Classic All-Tournament Team. Recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 boards at North Dakota. Scored a career-high 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting along with 13 rebounds at Penn. Had a career-high four blocks against SMU. 2011-12: Sat her first year in residency at Harvard.

PERSONAL

Born Sept. 8, 1992 in Baltimore, Md.… Lived the majority of her life in London, England… Daughter of Buki and Tunde Fagbenle… Has 11 siblings, Kunle, Dokun, Banke, OT, Luti, Dapo, Tito, Pekun, Torera, Tife and Tani… Dapo played basketball at Campbell and Bellarmine… Her family now lives in Ibadan, Nigeria… Says stepping into Olympic Stadium as a member of the British Olympic Team was her most thrilling sports moment… Enjoys reading, listening to music, biking, eating Nigerian food, singing, dancing and sewing in her free time… Lists Roger Federer as her biggest sports hero… Hopes to travel to every African country… Would like to get involved with creative and artistic modeling, and hopes to pursue an acting or singing career… Received her master’s degree in strategic public relations at USC.

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