The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program continues to send players into the professional ranks, with Jubril Adekoya (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) becoming the latest Crusader alum to ink a pro contract. Adekoya signed over the weekend with CB Peñas Huesca of LEB Oro – the second division of Spanish professional basketball.
Adekoya appeared in 112 games over his career at Valpo, starting 38 times. A member of three Horizon League regular season title squads, he closed out his four years with 648 points scored and 448 rebounds. Adekoya helped Valpo to postseason appearances in each of his four seasons, including an NCAA Tournament berth in 2015 and a spot in the NIT title game in 2016. He was named the Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore in 2014-15.
CB Peñas Huesca, based in Huesca, Spain, is entering its eighth year of competition in LEB Oro after earning promotion from LEB Plata – the third division league – at the end of the 2009-10 campaign. Peñas Huesca advanced to the finals of the LEB Oro playoffs in 2015-16.
Adekoya becomes the third former Crusader to join the ranks of pro basketball players this offseason, joining Alec Peters (Phoenix Suns – NBA) and Shane Hammink (Bilbao Basketball – Liga ACB). Valpo has now sent 48 players to professional basketball careers over the last 24 years.