THIS SEASON A 2012 Olympian, Temi Fagbenle has one season of eligibility at USC, having completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology at Harvard before coming to Troy for graduate school.
2014-15 SEASON AT HARVARD An All-Ivy League Second Team selection in her final season at Harvard... Started in all 28 games played... Averaged 14.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game... Posted 13 double-doubles... 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 SEASON AT HARVARD An All-Ivy League First Team selection... College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League First Team… Three-time Ivy League Player of the Week (Nov. 25, Jan. 13 and March 3)… Two-time College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week (Nov. 25, Jan. 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 SEASON AT HARVARD An All-Ivy League Second Team honoree... Ivy League Rookie of the Year... Set Ivy League record as a 10-time Rookie of the Week winner... 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 SEASON AT HARVARD Sat her first year in residency at Harvard.
NATIONAL TEAMS 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.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2011 McDonald’s All American, Fagbenle also was named to the Parade All-America Team as a senior out of Blair Academy in New Jersey... Also named New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year... Ranked 13th overall and fifth at forward in the 2011 recruiting class by ESPN HoopGurlz... Ranked fifth by Blue Star Basketball... Named Eastern Propane MugsMedia Prep Player of the Year as a senior... Led Blair Academy to the MAPL and state titles as a senior... Earned Worcester Basketball Tournament MVP honors as a sophomore and junior... Received All-MAPL honors... A three-time MAPL and state champion in the high jump... Won the javelin at the MAPL and states as a sophomore and the shot put as a senior... Two-time discus MAPL and state champion... Set high school high jump record... Performed in her high school musical "The Drowsy Chaperon"... Member of the student council... Her brother, Dapo, played basketball at Campbell and Bellarmine.
PERSONAL Temi Fagbenle was born Sept. 8, 1992 in Baltimore, Md.... Lived the majority of her life in London, England... The 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... Hopes to play professionally after graduation, and pursue an acting or singing career... Is also interested in starting her own business... Currently pursuing a master's degree in strategic public relations at USC.