33 - Obafemi Alese
Obafemi Alese
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Far Rockaway, NY
High School: Wadleigh
Position: M

What other sport provides the best training and preparation for a lacrosse player?  There are many possible answers, but basketball certainly has a strong argument due to pick-and-rolls, help defenses and the motion of ball-control offenses.  This is exactly where we found Femi this fall.  Recruited off of the OMAC basketball courts, Femi accepted the challenge of learning a new sport and breaking into an established team.  He has done both equally well, quickly becoming adept with throwing and catching a lacrosse ball and earning the trust, respect and friendship of the team.  Femi will continue his development this spring as a short stick defensive midfielder…Secondary School Background: A graduate of Wadleigh High School, where he lettered in basketball (2)…Named to the Five Borough Sports All-Manhattan team in 2009…Ivyhoops.com All-City Honorable Mention selection…National Honor Society member and senior class valedictorian…Personal: The son of Olusegun and Mabel Alese…Has two siblings, Remi and Yetunde…Enjoys music, politics and reading…Political Science concentrator.