Pronounced ah-BAH-yum-Mee …. EE-EE-oh-la … Goes by Baybe (pronounced Bay-bey).
In his first year (2020-21) serving on Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Played two seasons at Stetson University, transferring to Arkansas for the 2019-20 season … Originally from Nigeria but played all four years of high school at Greenforest Academy … Sat out the 2019-20 season per NCAA transfer regulations and have two years of eligibility remaining … Led the Hatters in both scoring (10.8 avg.) and rebounding (7.6 avg.) in 2018-19 and was named to the 2018 ASUN All-Freshman team. … Played in 63 games in two seasons at Stetson, totaling 656 points (10.4 avg.), 434 rebounds (6.9 avg.) and 58 blocked shots while adding 12 double-doubles.
2019-20 (Jr. at Arkansas):
Sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules.
2018-19 (So. at Stetson):
Led the Hatters in scoring (10.8), rebounding (7.6) and blocked shots (37) … Ranked among ASUN leaders in rebounds per game (4th) and blocks (5th) while ranking second in offensive rebounds (2.74 avg.) … Also averaged 10.6 points and 8.3 rebounds in league play … Posted eight double-doubles while scoring in double figures 15 times and reaching double digits in rebounds 10 times … Scored a career-high 26 at USF while tallying a career-high four blocked shots … Tied a career-high with 13 rebounds versus VMI, adding 12 points for his second double-double of the season.
2017-18 (Fr. at Stetson):
Voted to the ASUN All-Freshman team … Led the team and ranked eighth in the ASUN with 6.2 rebounds per game … His 10.1 points per game average ranked third-best on the team and his 322 total points ranks seventh among Stetson freshmen all-time … Was seventh in the ASUN in field-goal percentage (.519) and fell one rebound shy of becoming the fourth freshman in program history with 200 rebounds in a season … Registered four double-doubles, scored in double figures 18 times and had four double-digit rebound games … In his collegiate debut, posted a double-double with 21 points – a season high – and 13 rebounds – establishing a career high – against Webber … Had 16 points and 6 rebounds in an overtime win at South Alabama … Averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in ASUN Conference play.
Rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN.com … Led Greenforest to its second straight Class A-private state championship … Averaged 10.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game as Greenforest posted a 27-5 overall record … GCA was 27-2 during his junior season as he averaged 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
Born Jan. 20, 1998 in Ibadan, Nigeria … Son of Lasisi and Alirat Iyiola … Has four siblings: Semiu, Akim, Omolara and Opeyemi … Brothers Semiu and Akim played soccer in Nigeria … Majoring in agricultural business.