Tope Arikawe

Player Info

Name: Tope Arikawe


Height: 6’8” (203 cm)

Weight: 220 lbs. (100 kg)


Position: Power Forward


Birthdate: May 11th, 1995


Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria


College(s): Panola Community College (TX), University of North Texas


Previous Professional Experience: N/A


Current Team:  Trelleborg Pirates (Sweden-Superettan)


Nationality: Nigerian


College Career Stats:


2015-2016 Panola Community College (TX): 32 games, 8.2 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.2 BPG, 54.5% FG, 62.9% FT


2016-2017 Panola Community College (TX): 35 games, 11.9 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.6 BPG, 56.1% FG, 59.8% FT

2017-2018 University of North Texas: 33 games, 4.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 52.1% FG, 64.0% FT


2018-2019 University of North Texas: 30 games, 2.1 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 37.9% FG, 48.0% FT

College Accolades: 

NJCAA D1 All-Region XIV Team- 2016-2017


NJCAA D1 All-Region XIV North Zone 1st Team- 2016-2017

CBI Championship Winner- 2017-2018

Professional Career Stats:

2019-2020 Trelleborg Pirates (Sweden-Superettan)

Scouting Report:

Tope Arikawe is a very interesting prospect. A very strong 6’8” Forward, Tope has the ability to bang in the paint on both ends and score around the rim. Was a very highly sought after Junior College prospect at JUCO power Panola Community College. He then went to NCAA Division 1, North Texas where he played a good role on a solid team. He has all the tools to become better and better. He holds a Nigerian passport making him a Cotonou prospect. Tope will blossom in a European system. We look for big things from Tope going forward as a pro!