|No. 50 - Erie BayHawks|
|Date of birth||March 21, 1988|
|Place of birth||Kaduna, Nigeria|
|Listed height||7 ft 1|
|Listed weight||241 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2010; Round: 2 / Pick: 50th|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|Toronto Raptors (2010-present)
>Erie BayHawks (2011-present)
|Career Highlights and Awards|
Makafan Solomon Alabi (born March 21, 1988, in Kaduna, Nigeria) is a Nigerian professional basketball player at Center in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors currently playing for their NBA D-League affiliate Erie BayHawks. He was selected in the 2010 NBA Draft. He played for Florida State University.
Solomon Alabi was born Makafan Solomon Alabi on March 21, 1988, in the north central of Kaduna, Nigeria in Africa. Soccer was his primary sport of choice (he was a striker) before picking up basketball when he was 15. He also grew up playing tennis, ping pong, volleyball, handball and field hockey. Alabi began to concentrate on basketball after he was told that he could earn a scholarship to attend a college or university in the United States.
Alabi attended high school at Montverde Academy, located in Montverde, Florida, United States. He attended the same high school as future UCLA star and Milwaukee Bucks player Luc Mbah a Moute. In high school, Alabi was an all-state performer and helped lead Montverde Academy to a perfect 30-0 record during his senior season.
After breaking his leg 10 games into his freshman year, Alabi had to take a medical redshirt. As a redshirt freshman, he earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors by averaging 8.4 points per game and leading the ACC in blocks with 2.1 per game. For his great shot-blocking ability, Alabi was named to the ACC All-Defensive team in 2008-2009. As a redshirt sophomore, Alabi ranked 26th in the nation in blocked shots with an average of 2.39 while increasing his scoring average to 11.7 points per game. He currently ranks 18th all time in school history with a .534 field-goal percentage.
On April 23, 2010, Alabi declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft.
Alabi was selected in the second round (50th pick overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. That same night, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for cash.Alabi also had played in the d-league he averaged 12.5 points per game,8.4 rebounds a game
It has been reported that he slipped so far in the draft because he was tested positive for Hepatitis B. It is unclear how this will affect his career.