4 - Deji Ibitayo
Deji Ibitayo
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Rich Central High School
Position: G
gp 29
pts/g 5.2
fg % 46.6
3pt % 39.4
ft % 44.7
reb/g 2.2
a/g 0.5

A big, diversified guard that can play anywhere on the floor ... great athlete with the potential to be a good scorer and a lock down defender ... boasts a 6-foot-9 wingspan ... first name is pronounced DEE-gee ... last name is pronounced ee-bee-TIE-o.

as a Sophomore (2012-13): Appeared in 29 games, making two starts ... averaged 3.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game ... reached double figures in the scoring column on two occasions, including a career-high 16 points against John Carroll (Nov. 12) ... scored 11 points at Northern Illinois (Jan. 12) ... had a solid game against Cleveland State on Dec. 23, scoring four points while grabbing a career-high seven boards and dishing out a career-high six assists ... missed Akron's NCAA Tournament contest against VCU on March 21 due to back spasms.

as a Freshman (2011-12): Appeared in 10 games, making one start, while battling a knee injury during the season ... made his Akron debut against Duquesne (Nov. 19) after sitting out the first three games due to injury ... recorded three points and four boards against Detroit (Nov. 26) ... made his first collegiate start against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 21, posting two points, two rebounds and one assist ... had a season-best 11 points against Florida A&M on Dec. 17 ... saw his last action of the season at Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 7.

at Rich Central High School: Was a three-time All-Southland Conference performer for RCHS ... averaged 16 points and two boards for the Olympians as a senior ... averaged 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and four blocks per game as a junior and 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 blocks per game as a sophomore ... led the Olympians to a spot in the Class 3A Regional Semifinals as a senior and a berth in the regionals as a junior ... named to the 2010 Rich South McDipper High School Basketball All-Tournament team ... helped RCHS to the 2009 Ottawa Thanksgiving Tournament championship ... earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the 2010 Galesburg Thanksgiving Boys Basketball Tournament after helping RCHS to a 3-1 record ... was an honors student in the classroom.

Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1993, in Evanston, Ill. ... son of Adekunle A. and Melinda Ibitayo ... has two siblings, brother Adekunle, Jr., and sister Adesola ... his uncle, Timothy Tyler, played tennis at Howard ... his cousin, Olayinka Sanni, played for the Detroit Shock of the WNBA ... currently has a cousin, Supo Sanni, playing football the University of Illinois ... speaks some Yoruba, which is a dialect from West Africa and is the dialect of his father, Adekunle ... majoring in business administration.

Recent Games
Mar 1 Bowling Green W, 57-47
Mar 4 Buffalo W, 83-71
Mar 7 Kent State W, 58-54
Mar 13 vs. Ohio W, 83-77
Mar 14 vs. Western Michigan L, 64-60
Mar 19 at IPFW L, 97-91
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 29 13
Games started 20 9
Minutes 439 189
Minutes per game 15.1 14.5
FG 54-116 23-53
FG Pct 46.6 43.4
3PT 26-66 11-33
3PT Pct 39.4 33.3
FT 17-38 5-10
FT Pct 44.7 50.0
Off rebounds 24 6
Def rebounds 40 16
Total rebounds 64 22
Rebounds per game 2.2 1.7
Personal fouls 41 20
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 14 6
Turnovers 18 9
Assist to turnover ratio 0.8 0.7
Steals 14 9
Blocks 11 5
Points 151 62
Points per game 5.2 4.8
Points per 40 min 13.8 13.1
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 1 Bluffton W, 95-40 - 11 3-4 75.0 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 8
Nov 8 Coastal Carolina W, 72-63 - 7 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 12 at Saint Mary's L, 85-63 - 3 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 16 at Middle Tennessee L, 80-73 - 1 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 27 Malone W, 77-65 1 29 6-11 54.5 5-8 62.5 1-2 50.0 18
Dec 7 at Cleveland State W, 73-61 1 10 3-4 75.0 1-1 100.0 0-2 0.0 7
Dec 14 Bethune-Cookman W, 84-56 1 22 4-8 50.0 1-4 25.0 2-5 40.0 11
Dec 16 Oral Roberts W, 74-64 1 12 1-6 16.7 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 4
Dec 18 Detroit W, 79-60 1 14 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 1-4 25.0 6
Dec 22 vs. Oregon State W, 83-71 1 16 3-5 60.0 1-2 50.0 2-4 50.0 9
Dec 23 vs. (14/13) Iowa State L, 83-60 1 18 1-4 25.0 0-3 0.0 0-2 0.0 2
Dec 25 vs. South Carolina L, 69-59 - 13 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
Dec 28 at South Carolina L, 78-45 - 15 3-6 50.0 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Dec 31 Coppin State W, 77-66 1 23 4-8 50.0 1-4 25.0 2-3 66.7 11
Jan 2 Marshall W, 59-58 1 13 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 4
Jan 8 at Ball State W, 72-68 1 15 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 6
Jan 12 at Ohio W, 83-80 1 17 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 15 Miami (Ohio) W, 59-52 1 6 0-2 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 18 Toledo L, 75-61 1 14 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 6
Jan 22 at Eastern Michigan W, 78-68 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 at Central Michigan W, 82-74 - 2 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 29 Ball State W, 73-46 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Kent State L, 60-57 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 5 Eastern Michigan W, 52-48 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 9 at Bowling Green W, 65-63 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 12 at Western Michigan L, 57-54 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Northern Illinois W, 62-54 1 17 1-5 20.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2
Feb 19 at Buffalo L, 96-90 - 6 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 22 Ohio L, 66-50 - 26 5-7 71.4 2-4 50.0 1-3 33.3 13
Feb 26 at Miami (Ohio) L, 65-61 1 22 5-9 55.6 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 14
Mar 1 Bowling Green W, 57-47 1 17 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 4
Mar 4 Buffalo W, 83-71 1 27 3-8 37.5 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 6
Mar 7 Kent State W, 58-54 1 18 4-7 57.1 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 11
Mar 13 vs. Ohio W, 83-77 1 24 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Mar 14 vs. Western Michigan L, 64-60 1 34 5-7 71.4 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 14
Mar 19 at IPFW L, 97-91 1 25 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 5
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 1 Bluffton W, 95-40 - 11 1 0 1 0 0 - 1 0 2 0
Nov 8 Coastal Carolina W, 72-63 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
Nov 12 at Saint Mary's L, 85-63 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Nov 16 at Middle Tennessee L, 80-73 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
Nov 27 Malone W, 77-65 1 29 2 4 6 4 1 4.0 0 0 1 0
Dec 7 at Cleveland State W, 73-61 1 10 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 1 1 0
Dec 14 Bethune-Cookman W, 84-56 1 22 2 3 5 3 2 1.5 1 0 1 0
Dec 16 Oral Roberts W, 74-64 1 12 3 0 3 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Dec 18 Detroit W, 79-60 1 14 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 2 0
Dec 22 vs. Oregon State W, 83-71 1 16 2 3 5 0 0 - 0 1 3 0
Dec 23 vs. (14/13) Iowa State L, 83-60 1 18 0 2 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 0
Dec 25 vs. South Carolina L, 69-59 - 13 1 4 5 2 0 - 0 3 0 0
Dec 28 at South Carolina L, 78-45 - 15 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Dec 31 Coppin State W, 77-66 1 23 1 4 5 1 0 - 1 1 1 0
Jan 2 Marshall W, 59-58 1 13 4 2 6 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Jan 8 at Ball State W, 72-68 1 15 0 4 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 4 0
Jan 12 at Ohio W, 83-80 1 17 1 2 3 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 0
Jan 15 Miami (Ohio) W, 59-52 1 6 0 0 0 1 3 0.3 0 2 0 0
Jan 18 Toledo L, 75-61 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0 3 0
Jan 22 at Eastern Michigan W, 78-68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 at Central Michigan W, 82-74 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
Jan 29 Ball State W, 73-46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Kent State L, 60-57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 5 Eastern Michigan W, 52-48 - 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 0 0
Feb 9 at Bowling Green W, 65-63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 12 at Western Michigan L, 57-54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Northern Illinois W, 62-54 1 17 1 2 3 1 0 - 1 0 0 0
Feb 19 at Buffalo L, 96-90 - 6 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0
Feb 22 Ohio L, 66-50 - 26 2 1 3 0 0 - 1 0 1 0
Feb 26 at Miami (Ohio) L, 65-61 1 22 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 1 3 0
Mar 1 Bowling Green W, 57-47 1 17 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 3 0
Mar 4 Buffalo W, 83-71 1 27 1 5 6 1 1 1.0 2 2 1 0
Mar 7 Kent State W, 58-54 1 18 1 2 3 1 0 - 1 0 2 0
Mar 13 vs. Ohio W, 83-77 1 24 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0
Mar 14 vs. Western Michigan L, 64-60 1 34 4 2 6 1 2 0.5 0 0 2 0
Mar 19 at IPFW L, 97-91 1 25 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 4 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2011-12 10 1 9.1 0.5-1.9 26.3 0.2-0.9 22.2 1.1-1.6 68.8 2.3
2012-13 29 2 11.0 1.0-2.9 32.9 0.3-1.5 23.3 0.7-1.2 58.8 3.0
2013-14 29 20 15.1 1.9-4.0 46.6 0.9-2.3 39.4 0.6-1.3 44.7 5.2
2014-15 10 2 18.7 2.9-6.2 46.8 0.8-2.5 32.0 3.3-3.8 86.8 9.9
Total 78 25 13.3 1.5-3.6 41.1 0.6-1.8 32.2 1.0-1.6 64.3 4.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2011-12 10 1 91 5-19 26.3 2-9 22.2 11-16 68.8 23
2012-13 29 2 319 28-85 32.9 10-43 23.3 20-34 58.8 86
2013-14 29 20 439 54-116 46.6 26-66 39.4 17-38 44.7 151
2014-15 10 2 187 29-62 46.8 8-25 32.0 33-38 86.8 99
Total 78 25 1036 116-282 41.1 46-143 32.2 81-126 64.3 359
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2011-12 10 1 9.1 2.2-8.4 26.3 0.9-4.0 22.2 4.8-7.0 68.8 10.1
2012-13 29 2 11.0 3.5-10.7 32.9 1.3-5.4 23.3 2.5-4.3 58.8 10.8
2013-14 29 20 15.1 4.9-10.6 46.6 2.4-6.0 39.4 1.5-3.5 44.7 13.8
2014-15 10 2 18.7 6.2-13.3 46.8 1.7-5.3 32.0 7.1-8.1 86.8 21.2
Total 78 25 13.3 4.5-10.9 41.1 1.8-5.5 32.2 3.1-4.9 64.3 13.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2011-12 10 1 9.1 0.2 0.9 1.1 1.3 0.0 0.2 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.1
2012-13 29 2 11.0 0.3 1.4 1.8 1.0 0.0 0.7 0.6 1.1 0.3 0.1
2013-14 29 20 15.1 0.8 1.4 2.2 1.4 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.4
2014-15 10 2 18.7 1.2 2.2 3.4 1.8 0.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.1
Total 78 25 13.3 0.6 1.4 2.1 1.3 0.0 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2011-12 10 1 91 2 9 11 13 0 2 14 0.1 1 1
2012-13 29 2 319 9 42 51 30 0 19 18 1.1 8 3
2013-14 29 20 439 24 40 64 41 0 14 18 0.8 14 11
2014-15 10 2 187 12 22 34 18 0 8 10 0.8 10 1
Total 78 25 1036 47 113 160 102 0 43 60 0.7 33 16
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2011-12 10 1 9.1 0.9 4.0 4.8 5.7 0.0 0.9 6.2 0.1 0.4 0.4
2012-13 29 2 11.0 1.1 5.3 6.4 3.8 0.0 2.4 2.3 1.1 1.0 0.4
2013-14 29 20 15.1 2.2 3.6 5.8 3.7 0.0 1.3 1.6 0.8 1.3 1.0
2014-15 10 2 18.7 2.6 4.7 7.3 3.9 0.0 1.7 2.1 0.8 2.1 0.2
Total 78 25 13.3 1.8 4.4 6.2 3.9 0.0 1.7 2.3 0.7 1.3 0.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 29 20 15.1 1.9-4.0 46.6 0.9-2.3 39.4 0.6-1.3 44.7 5.2
Conference 13 9 14.5 1.8-4.1 43.4 0.8-2.5 33.3 0.4-0.8 50.0 4.8
Exhibition 2 1 20.0 4.5-7.5 60.0 3.5-5.5 63.6 0.5-1.0 50.0 13.0

Home 14 11 15.6 2.0-4.6 43.1 0.8-2.4 32.4 1.0-2.0 50.0 5.8
Away 10 5 11.6 1.5-3.0 50.0 0.9-1.9 47.4 0.1-0.4 25.0 4.0
Neutral 5 4 21.0 2.2-4.2 52.4 1.2-2.6 46.2 0.4-1.2 33.3 6.0

Wins 18 15 14.6 1.7-4.1 40.5 0.7-2.1 31.6 0.8-1.7 46.7 4.8
Losses 11 5 16.1 2.2-3.8 57.1 1.3-2.5 50.0 0.3-0.7 37.5 5.9

November 3 - 3.7 0.3-1.0 33.3 0.3-0.7 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.0
December 9 7 15.9 2.4-5.2 46.8 1.0-2.6 39.1 0.9-2.4 36.4 6.8
January 6 5 11.2 0.7-2.0 33.3 0.2-1.0 16.7 1.2-1.8 63.6 2.7
February 5 2 14.6 2.2-4.4 50.0 1.2-3.0 40.0 0.2-0.6 33.3 5.8
March 6 6 24.2 2.7-5.3 50.0 1.5-3.3 45.0 0.2-0.3 50.0 7.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 29 20 439 54-116 46.6 26-66 39.4 17-38 44.7 151
Conference 13 9 189 23-53 43.4 11-33 33.3 5-10 50.0 62
Exhibition 2 1 40 9-15 60.0 7-11 63.6 1-2 50.0 26

Home 14 11 218 28-65 43.1 11-34 32.4 14-28 50.0 81
Away 10 5 116 15-30 50.0 9-19 47.4 1-4 25.0 40
Neutral 5 4 105 11-21 52.4 6-13 46.2 2-6 33.3 30

Wins 18 15 262 30-74 40.5 12-38 31.6 14-30 46.7 86
Losses 11 5 177 24-42 57.1 14-28 50.0 3-8 37.5 65

November 3 - 11 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
December 9 7 143 22-47 46.8 9-23 39.1 8-22 36.4 61
January 6 5 67 4-12 33.3 1-6 16.7 7-11 63.6 16
February 5 2 73 11-22 50.0 6-15 40.0 1-3 33.3 29
March 6 6 145 16-32 50.0 9-20 45.0 1-2 50.0 42
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 29 20 15.1 4.9-10.6 46.6 2.4-6.0 39.4 1.5-3.5 44.7 13.8
Conference 13 9 14.5 4.9-11.2 43.4 2.3-7.0 33.3 1.1-2.1 50.0 13.1
Exhibition 2 1 20.0 9.0-15.0 60.0 7.0-11.0 63.6 1.0-2.0 50.0 26.0

Home 14 11 15.6 5.1-11.9 43.1 2.0-6.2 32.4 2.6-5.1 50.0 14.9
Away 10 5 11.6 5.2-10.3 50.0 3.1-6.6 47.4 0.3-1.4 25.0 13.8
Neutral 5 4 21.0 4.2-8.0 52.4 2.3-5.0 46.2 0.8-2.3 33.3 11.4

Wins 18 15 14.6 4.6-11.3 40.5 1.8-5.8 31.6 2.1-4.6 46.7 13.1
Losses 11 5 16.1 5.4-9.5 57.1 3.2-6.3 50.0 0.7-1.8 37.5 14.7

November 3 - 3.7 3.6-10.9 33.3 3.6-7.3 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 10.9
December 9 7 15.9 6.2-13.1 46.8 2.5-6.4 39.1 2.2-6.2 36.4 17.1
January 6 5 11.2 2.4-7.2 33.3 0.6-3.6 16.7 4.2-6.6 63.6 9.6
February 5 2 14.6 6.0-12.1 50.0 3.3-8.2 40.0 0.5-1.6 33.3 15.9
March 6 6 24.2 4.4-8.8 50.0 2.5-5.5 45.0 0.3-0.6 50.0 11.6
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 29 20 15.1 0.8 1.4 2.2 1.4 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.4
Conference 13 9 14.5 0.5 1.2 1.7 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.4
Exhibition 2 1 20.0 1.5 2.0 3.5 1.5 0.0 2.0 0.5 4.0 0.5 0.0

Home 14 11 15.6 1.1 1.4 2.5 1.1 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.9 0.4
Away 10 5 11.6 0.2 0.9 1.1 1.7 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2
Neutral 5 4 21.0 1.4 2.2 3.6 1.6 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.8

Wins 18 15 14.6 0.9 1.6 2.6 1.2 0.0 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.4
Losses 11 5 16.1 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.7 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.4

November 3 - 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
December 9 7 15.9 1.1 2.1 3.2 1.6 0.0 0.7 0.4 1.5 0.3 0.7
January 6 5 11.2 0.8 1.3 2.2 1.5 0.0 0.2 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.3
February 5 2 14.6 0.6 0.6 1.2 1.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.6 0.2
March 6 6 24.2 1.0 1.7 2.7 2.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 29 20 439 24 40 64 41 0 14 18 0.8 14 11
Conference 13 9 189 6 16 22 20 0 6 9 0.7 9 5
Exhibition 2 1 40 3 4 7 3 0 4 1 4.0 1 0

Home 14 11 218 15 20 35 16 0 9 9 1.0 12 5
Away 10 5 116 2 9 11 17 0 1 5 0.2 1 2
Neutral 5 4 105 7 11 18 8 0 4 4 1.0 1 4

Wins 18 15 262 17 29 46 22 0 10 13 0.8 10 7
Losses 11 5 177 7 11 18 19 0 4 5 0.8 4 4

November 3 - 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0
December 9 7 143 10 19 29 14 0 6 4 1.5 3 6
January 6 5 67 5 8 13 9 0 1 7 0.1 2 2
February 5 2 73 3 3 6 5 0 2 2 1.0 3 1
March 6 6 145 6 10 16 12 0 5 5 1.0 6 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 29 20 15.1 2.2 3.6 5.8 3.7 0.0 1.3 1.6 0.8 1.3 1.0
Conference 13 9 14.5 1.3 3.4 4.7 4.2 0.0 1.3 1.9 0.7 1.9 1.1
Exhibition 2 1 20.0 3.0 4.0 7.0 3.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 0.0

Home 14 11 15.6 2.8 3.7 6.4 2.9 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.0 2.2 0.9
Away 10 5 11.6 0.7 3.1 3.8 5.9 0.0 0.3 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.7
Neutral 5 4 21.0 2.7 4.2 6.9 3.0 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 0.4 1.5

Wins 18 15 14.6 2.6 4.4 7.0 3.4 0.0 1.5 2.0 0.8 1.5 1.1
Losses 11 5 16.1 1.6 2.5 4.1 4.3 0.0 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.9 0.9

November 3 - 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
December 9 7 15.9 2.8 5.3 8.1 3.9 0.0 1.7 1.1 1.5 0.8 1.7
January 6 5 11.2 3.0 4.8 7.8 5.4 0.0 0.6 4.2 0.1 1.2 1.2
February 5 2 14.6 1.6 1.6 3.3 2.7 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.6 0.5
March 6 6 24.2 1.7 2.8 4.4 3.3 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.7 0.6