There are a few ways through which Olaniyi says players can achieve more success and build their careers strong.
Champions are not made in a day; this is something we all are aware of and yet strive to achieve success overnight; not realizing that excellence in a game or a sport can only come when an individual entirely dedicates his/her life to the sport and makes relentless efforts to ultimately create milestones in their careers.
Nothing comes without hard work, they say and they say it right. Indeed, nothing in the world can ever come easy to any person. Hence, sports personalities especially must always lookout for ways they can better their skills and become an inspiration to the world, just like Kaanu Olaniyi from Switzerland.
Coming from Riddes and born in 1998, at only 22 years of age, Olaniyi has today become like a case study to many aspiring basketball players in Switzerland, who wish to become a forward and a professional player like Olaniyi. He has been a part of the national league team BC Boncourt since the summer of 2018, but before that to start his career as a teenager at 16.
Olaniyi moved to France in 2013 to get trained in the youth movement of ES Chalon, the first division club. However, he could not make it in the first division squad of the club and so he returned to his home town in 2017 and became a part of the National League team Union Neuchâtel Basket. And, in the game year 18/19, he joined the national division BC Boncourt.
There are a few ways that Olaniyi has learned in his journey so far that helped him achieve more success and build his career stronger, which he wishes to share with others.
- Invest time in being more self-aware: Before knowing the opponents or any other aspect of the game, Olaniyi says that knowing oneself is a crucial part of achieving success. If one doesn’t understand what makes them tick, one won’t understand whether to push further or rest. Hence, it is essential to first know our own selves to become more aware of what things can go wrong in a game and what challenges can we overcome.
- Consistency is everything: This is a quality that individuals need to work more upon as consistency helps them sharpen their skills in the game and increase their momentum eventually as a player. Consistent actions and daily commitment to the sport, along with healthy habits, can make a player unstoppable in the game.
- Level up in every area: Every opportunity that a player gets along his journey must be optimized and must be leveled up, says Olaniyi. With having a relentless mindset, individuals can level up in every area of their life. Even when it comes to hard work, people must continue working in silence, and let the results do the talking.
Making the NBA draft 2020, in itself proves the tenacity, passion, and love of Olaniyi for basketball. It is time for this youngster to shine and we can’t wait for more to see him captivate the sporting world with his debut in the NBA.