By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball player Ademola Okulaja has passed away. He was 46.
An official cause of death has been revealed yet. He reportedly passed away on Tuesday.
“Carolina Basketball is saddened to learn of the recent, premature passing of Tar Heel forward Ademola Okulaja (1995-99) at age 46,” Carolina Basketball said in a Facebook post. “Our thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends, and teammates.”
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After playing for the Tar Heels, Okulaja played for several teams overseas. He played overseas from 1999-2000 through the 2008-09 season.
The last team that he played for was Brose Baskets.
He also played 172 games for the German national team. He was a team captain and won a bronze medal with the team at the 2002 World Championships.
After his playing career ended, he served as an agent for Dennis Schröder. He also served as an analyst and color commentator for Sport1, a German TV Sports Channel.
He also founded Pro4Pros, a Sports Consulting firm.
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He is survived by his wife. He is also survived by his two children.
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