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Olayinka Sanni #34 Forward/Center

Olayinka Sanni
2011 Regular Season Statistics
PPG1.6
RPG0.7
APG0.0
EFF +1.00

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Background

2009 WNBA SEASON
• Played in 31 games for the Detroit Shock
• Averaged 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game

2008 WNBA SEASON
• Drafted by the Detroit Shock in the second round (18th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft
• 2008 WNBA Champion (Detroit Shock)
• Appeared in 31 games, nine starts, and averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game… averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in nine starts
• Made her first career start May 21 vs. Indiana
• Set career highs in points (16), steals (5) and minutes played (33) July 24 at Houston
• Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds August 31 at Chicago

COLLEGE CAREER
• Two-time All-Big East First Team (2007, 2008)
• 2007-08 (Senior season): Started every game for WVU, leading the team in total points for the season with 533… Averaged career-highs in points per game (16.2) and rebounds per game (7.1)… Reached double figures in scoring in 27-of-33 contests on the season, including 11 games with 20 or more points and six double-doubles
• Finished her career at WVU as the school’s single game, single season, and career field goal percentage leader
• Ranks seventh all-time in WVU history with 1,602 career points
• 2006-07: Fourth in BIG EAST offensive rebounding (3.16)… 16th in the BIG EAST in scoring average … 20th in conference rebounding … Nine 20-point contests ... Six double-figure rebounding efforts ... Six double-doubles
• 2005-06: Started 30 of 31 games ... Set WVU single season field goal percentage record at 58.3% (162/278) BIG EAST leader and 13th nationally in that category ... 23 contests of shooting 50% or better ... Two double-doubles ... Three 20-point contests ... Three double-figure rebounding efforts ... 22 double-digit scoring outputs ... Career-best 28 points on 13-13 shooting with 10 rebounds in Kennesaw State win ... Also set single-game WVU field-goal record (100%) with perfect night vs. KSU

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM
• Spent 2010-11 season playing for ESB Lille Metropole
• Played with Nigeria in the FIBA All-Africa Games: Tournament for Women in 2007
• Played with Nigeria in the 2006 FIBA World Championships players ... 10 double-digit scoring games ... One double-double

Personal

• Hometown is Chicago Heights, Ill.
• Nickname is “Yinka”
• Daughter of Olatunji and Olubunmi Sanni
• Majored in communications

Career Transactions

Drafted by the Detroit Shock of the second round (No. 18 overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft.