Adeyemi known as Yemi joined RDF Lions in the spring of 2017, Yemi and a few friends.
At the time we was considering pulling out of the u18 division just because we found at the time not a lot of young people was interested in playing for an u18 basketball team, but Yemi constantly showed determination and would message his coach at the time pleading to have an u18 basketball team, so the request was granted and the u18 ended up finishing 3rd in their competition, Yemi showed determination and commitment throughout the whole year putting himself in a great position to expand and embrace his basketball journey.
Yemi being very young also saw the need to get a part time job alongside his studies to ensure that he can pay for his training fees, after doing late night shifts he would be determined and ready to train 1-1 sessions the next morning, Yemi has come a very long way and has progressed so much since we have started working with him, and we all are happy and excited for him to pursue his dreams.
Yemi: ''By going to America I want to test myself against the best players of the sport and see if I can achieve my dream of making it to the NBA and being a professional athlete.
RDF has taught me so much about myself and the way I play and the importance of team communication and chemistry, they have given me 1-1 sessions to improve my skills and have kept me encouraged and motivated through tough times.
My inspiration is Allen Iverson who is only an inch taller than me and went through many hardships on his journey to the NBA, one of which was being falsely sent to prison also the way he plays like he is not afraid of taller people, his journey has inspired me.''
Yemi standing at 5''11, 165lb 17 years old.
Yemi has great leadership skills, and has a very bright future.
We are behind you every step of the way Yemi and we hope that you achieve your dreams.