Quamdeen Ayopo Dosunmu or simply Ayo Dosunmu was born January 17, 2000 and is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls.
At the Bulls Ayo Dosunmu wears the number 12 jersey for the NBA side.
He played college basketball for the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Of Nigerian decent through his parents.
Ayo has described himself as Yoruba and his name Ayo meaning Joy in Yoruba language.
Early Life and Career
Ayo Dosunmu started his high school career at Westinghouse College Prep in Chicago, where he was a key member of the Warriors’ 2015 conference championship team versus Al Raby High School.
After his freshman year, Dosunmu transferred to Morgan Park.
Despite getting hurt in the semi-finals during his junior year, Dosunmu led the Mustangs to a 3A State Championship.
He then led the Mustangs to another state victory in his senior year, scoring 28 points in the process, breaking an IHSA record for points scored in a final game.
Dosunmu verbally committed to play college basketball for Illinois and head coach Brad Underwood on October 19, 2017.
At the iconic Jordan Brand Store on State Street in the Chicago Loop, Dosunmu declared his decision to Illinois over Wake Forest.
Dosunmu signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Illinois in November 2017.
He will go on to make his college debut against Evansville and score 18 points
He averaged 13.8 points and 3.3 assists per game as a freshman.
Dosunmu was a unanimous first-team All-American and received the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s best point guard.
Dosunmu declared for the NBA draft on April 6, 2021, following his three-year stint with Illinois.
His number 11 jersey has been honoured by his college.
His hometown team, the Chicago Bulls, selected Dosunmu with the 38th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft.
The Chicago Bulls announced the signing of Dosunmu on August 18, 2021.
Ayo Dosunmu was one of 32 players invited to the USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team’s training camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in preparation for the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship.
During the international competition, Dosunmu led the U18 National Team to a gold medal, averaging 9.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.3 rebounds.
What jersey number does Ayo wear at the Bulls?
The guard, Ayo Dosunmu wears the number 12 jersey for the Bulls.