Shane Lawal’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian basketball player
Is Athlete
Basketball player
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 October 1986, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Age 34 years

Olaseni Abdul-Jelili “Shane” Lawal (born October 8, 1986) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for Sidigas Avellino of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He plays the center position.

College career

Lawal played college basketball for three years at Oakland University, with the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, before moving to Wayne State University, where he played with the Wayne State Warriors during the 2008–09 season.

Professional career

Lawal went undrafted at the 2009 NBA draft. For the 2009–10 season, he signed with Al Arabi Doha of the Qatari Basketball League.

For the 2010–11 season, he moved to Spain and signed with CB Guadalajara of the LEB Plata. In April 2011, he moved to the Libyan League club Al-Ahli Benghazi for the rest of the season.

In July 2011, he signed with CB Clavijo of the LEB Oro.

On August 5, 2012, he signed with Tezenis Verona of the Italian Legadue Basket.

On July 29, 2013, Lawal signed a one-year deal with BC Astana of Kazakhstan. With Astana, he won the Kazakh League and Cup in the 2013–14 season.

On July 31, 2014, Lawal signed a one-year deal with the Italian club Dinamo Sassari. With the Italians, he won the season’s League, Cup and Supercup.

On July 20, 2015, Lawal signed a two-year deal with the Spanish club FC Barcelona Lassa. On May 12, 2017, he parted ways with Barcelona.

On August 26, 2017, Lawal signed with Italian club Sidigas Avellino.

National team

Lawal was Nigeria’s top performer at the AfroBasket 2015 , averaging 19.6 efficiency, and 9.0 rebounds per game, as the West Africans clinched their first-ever continental championship in Tunisia.

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage  3P% 3-point field-goal percentage  FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game  APG Assists per game  SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game  PPG Points per game  PIR Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


2014–15 Sassari 10 8 23.0 .617 .000 .471 7.3 1.4 1.5 1.5 9.0 15.0
2015–16 Barcelona 17 0 14.9 .673 .000 .594 4.1 .6 .5 .7 5.2 7.7
Career 27 8 17.9 .643 .000 .530 5.3 .9 .9 1.0 6.6 10.4

Amateur basketball

Lawal has also competed for Overseas Elite in The Basketball Tournament. He was a center on the 2015 team that won TBT’s $1 million prize.

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