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Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian- American former ... Olajuwon did not play basketball until the age of 17, when he entered a local tournament. It has been said that a ..... The defender is waiting for me to come down because I jumped but I'm gone before I land. Defenders say ' Wow ...

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Feb 4, 2016 ... Olajuwon emigrated to the United States to play basketball at the University of Houston. Mistakenly enrolled as "Akeem" but appropriately ...

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He came from Nigeria to play basketball for the University of Houston under Coach Guy Lewis in 1980. He was not recruited but rather offered a ...

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Make research projects and school reports about Hakeem Olajuwon easy with credible articles from our FREE, online encyclopedia and dictionary. ... He did not play basketball until he was a high school senior at Moslem ... The following year Olajuwon traveled to the United States to visit colleges. .... "A Dream Come True.

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During his 18-year career, Nigeria-born Hakeem Olajuwon staked his claim as ... "They taught us to be honest, work hard, respect our elders, believe in .... When he played an afternoon game, he would pant for water -- but did not drink a drop.

articles.baltimoresun.com/1996-07-06/sports/1996188003_1_olajuwon-hakeem-international-basketball

Jul 6, 1996 ... For Olajuwon, it was as a member of the Nigerian junior. ... CHICAGO -- It was back in 1980 when 17-year-old, pencil-thin Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon got ... Olajuwon first had to become a U.S. citizen, which he did in 1993.

www.britannica.com/biography/Hakeem-Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon: Nigerian-born American professional basketball player who led the Houston Rockets to consecutive National Basketball Association (NBA) ...

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Hakeem Olajuwon, a timeline made with Timetoast's free interactive timeline making ... Nov 11, 1980 , Coming to America ... Apr 2, 1993 , Became a U.S. citizen ...

www.si.com/vault/1996/07/20/216268/dreams-team-in-his-debut-on-a-us-national-squad-hakeem-olajuwon-steps-into-the-invaluable-role-of-model-citizen

Jul 20, 1996 ... Acting as host, Olajuwon announces thathe and his U.S. teammates are going to "treat these guys ... members of the 1994 edition of the Dream Team did. ... junior team in the All-Africa Games in 1980 before coming to the U.S. ...