Taiwo Badmus
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Taiwo Badmus
Taiwo Badmus
No. 5 - Básquet Coruña
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 27)
NationalityIrish
Listed height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight92 kg (203 lb)
Career information
High schoolHackney College (London, England)
College
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018-present
Career history
2018/2019CB Marín Peixegalego
2019/2020CB Marín Peixegalego (Leb Oro)
2020/2021Básquet Coruña (Leb Oro)
Career highlights and awards
  • LebPlata Playoff MVP (2018, 2019)
  • All-Atlantic Region Second Team (2017, 2018)[1]
  • 2× All-Conference First Team (2017, 2018)
  • 2× Virginia All-State First Team (2017, 2018)

Taiwo Hassan Badmus (born 3 July 1993) is a British/Irish professional basketball player who currently plays for Básquet Coruña of the Leb Oro League. He played college basketball in the United States for Fairmont State University and University of Virginia's College at Wise. He is also a member of the Ireland national basketball team and represented them in the FIBA European Championships in the summer of 2018.

College career

University of Virginia's College at Wise 2016-2018

Taiwo Badmus averaged a double double of 22 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for two years in a row at UVa-Wise. He led his team to two conference tournament appearances in his two years there.

Fairmont State 2014-2016

Two years at Fairmont State, his team went to two NCAA tournaments. Ranked #2 in the country for 10 weeks and ranked top 5 for 16 straight weeks, finished the year as #8 at NABC poll.

College awards

All Atlantic Region Second Team [2], All Conference First Team and Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State First Team. He received Conference Player of the week 6 times. Taiwo was also voted as UVa-Wise's Male Athlete of the year his senior year.

Professional career

2019-2020 season with Marin Peixe Galego Leb Gold

As a starter and the teams leading scorer, Taiwo Badmus averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist per game, playing 23 games with CB Marín Peixegalego (LEB Oro) in Spain, during the 2019-2020 Spain - LEB Gold regular-season. He set his season-high with 25 points in 32 minutes against Real Canoe Madrid on 3 November 2019. He grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds in 33 minutes against Coruña on 1 March 2020. He dished a season-high 2 assists in 33 minutes against Real Canoe Madrid on 6 March 2020. He earned MVP of the week twice this season.

2018-2019 season with Marin Peixe Galego

After his college career he signed with CB Marín Peixegalego (LEB Plata) in Spain.[3] As a starter, he averaged 13.4 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, and 1.2 steals per game. He earned MVP of the week once, led his team to and won the playoffs resulting in promotion of his team. He averaged 21.5 points in the playoffs naming him the playoff MVP.

International career

From 2018, Badmus is a member of the Ireland National Basketball Team.[4] He participated at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries 2018 and was one of the best players for Ireland and for the tournament. Badmus led his team to a bronze medal, averaging 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks per game throughout the tournament, also receiving the MVP Top 5 All-star award of the tournament.

References

  1. ^ "Taiwo Badmus All Atlantic Region, All Conference awards". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Taiwo Badmus All Atlantic Region, All Conference awards". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Taiwo Badmus new Peixe player". Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Taiwo Badmus FIBA Basketball Profile". Retrieved 2019.

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