Player Profile: Temi Fagbenle (IND Fever)

Temi Fagbenle has a notable career in both the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and international basketball. She was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the third round of the 2016 WNBA Draft, and during her tenure with the Lynx, she played key roles, especially in the 2017 season, when the team won the WNBA Championship​.

Temi Fagbenle’s WBNA Career

Fagbenle played three seasons with the Minnesota Lynx before being signed by the Indiana Fever in 2024. She has a career average of 3.1 points per game and 1.9 rebounds per game across her WNBA career​​. In the playoffs, she stepped up when given more minutes, particularly in the 2018 playoffs, where she scored 15 points in 24 minutes​​.

Temi Fagbenle’s International Career for Great Britain Basketball

Temi represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics and was a key player for her national team. She led the England U18 team to victory in the 2010 Women’s European Championship and was named the tournament MVP​.

Temi Fagbenle’s College Career (Harvard & USC)

Before her professional career, Fagbenle had an impressive collegiate stint. She played for Harvard and then USC, earning several accolades, including being named to the All-Ivy League and All-Pac-12 teams​​. She averaged 13.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in her final season at USC​.

Temi Fagbenle’s Personal Life

Temi Fagbenle was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but spent much of her life in London, England. She comes from a large family with 11 siblings. Her family now resides in Ibadan, Nigeria. In addition to her basketball career, Temi is also interested in creative arts and holds a master’s degree in strategic public relations from USC​.