Ajumobi asked to join Portugal Pros

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 October 2015

Romford's Dave Ajumobi impressed at Midnight Madness (pic: Anna Segera/Midnight Madness)

Romford's Dave Ajumobi impressed at Midnight Madness (pic: Anna Segera/Midnight Madness)


Romford player impresses on GB duty

Romford’s Dave Ajumobi received an offer to play professionally in Portugal after impressing for Great Britain at the prestigious TAÇA Cup Championship.

Ajumobi travelled with Midnight Madness, the UK’s biggest basketball competition, and contributed to an impressive 3-0 series win against Portugal’s Pro A Team, CAB Madeira.

And the offer to join Portugal’s Pros next season came as no surprise after he dominated throughout the tournament against players from one of Europe’s most talented teams.

Ajumobi averaged 10.7 points and eight rebounds across all three games and in the final match against CAB finished with 20 points and six rebounds in a 94-88 victory, after team-mate Bode Adeluola tied the game at 80-80 to force overtime.

He said: “Winning the series against Portugal’s Pro A outfit goes to show the quality of players that have come through Midnight Madness this summer.

“I’m proud to have been a part of the team and hope to continue to represent in the competition again next year.

“This summer has been incredible. Being crowned MM’s King of the Summer has been a great achievement and an offer to play professionally for a pro European team is a great honour.

“I can say Midnight Madness really does change players lives, as well as do everything to develop the game, and going into the season as ‘royalty’ is definitely a confidence boost!”

CAB Madeira President Francisco Gomes added: “The TAÇA Cup Championship has been an affirmation of the quality of British players. I’m glad that Reach and Teach and Midnight Madness give good British athletes and players the opportunity to showcase their talent overseas.

“I am confident to see more Midnight Madness players, both male and female, in CAB uniform next year.”

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