PCC’s 6′ 7″ center hails from Nigeria

For Faruk Oyalade, basketball was not his first love. With an background in soccer in Nigeria, and having earned a brown belt in Karate, Oyalade chose to apply those learned skills and practiced agility in the new sport of choice, which was further fueled by a rapid growth spurt. In a three-year span, he shot up five inches to his current 6 foot 7 inch height. “I’ve been playing basketball since I was 15,” says Oyalade. “I was 6′ 2″. I was playing soccer in …