Mohamed Bamba





7 ft0 in

/ 2.13m


221 lbs

/ 100.2kg


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0021800006 - Mohamed Bamba - Miami Heat - Orlando Magic - Dunk - 4Q

0021800006 - Mohamed Bamba - Miami Heat - Orlando Magic - Dunk - 4Q

0021800006 - Mohamed Bamba - Miami Heat - Orlando Magic - 2-pointer - 1Q


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0011800069 ORL BAMBA DUNK Q1

Evan Fournier passes underneath Mo Bamba for the slam dunk.

0011800029 fla orl bamba layup q1

Mohamed Bamba crosses over his defender before finishing with a running layup.

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1521800038 - Mohamed Bamba - Orlando Magic - Phoenix Suns - Block - 1Q

1521800028_Mohamed Bamba (11 points) Highlights vs. Memphis Grizzlies

1521800028 - Mohamed Bamba - Memphis Grizzlies - Orlando Magic - Alley-oop - 3Q


Jonathan Isaac and Troy Caupain put up 20 points apiece as the Magic earn an 86-80 win over the Nets in Summer League action. Shawn Dawson had 20 points off the bench for Brooklyn in the loss.

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Professional History

Selected by Orlando in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft.

College History

Played in 30 games (29 starts) during his only season (2017-18) at the University of Texas, averaging 12.9 ppg., 10.5 rpg. and 3.70 blkpg. in 30.2 minpg., while shooting .541 (146-270) from the floor…Led the Big 12 in rebounding, blocked shots (also ranked second in the nation) and double-doubles (15)…Named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team, the All-Big 12 Second Team and the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team…Also an Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press…Scored in double figures 23 times and had 20+ points four times, including a career-high 25 points on Jan. 27 vs. Mississippi…Pulled down 10+ rebounds 19 times…Blocked three-or-more shots 22 times, including a career-high and school freshman-record eight blocks on Dec. 29 vs. Kansas…Set the school record for most blocked shots in a season (111), while also establishing new school and Big 12 freshman records

High School History

While at Westtown High School in West Chester, Pa., captured back-to-back Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state championships as both a junior (2015-16) and a senior (2016-17)…As a senior, averaged 12.8 ppg., 9.3 rpg. and 3.4 blkpg., and earned both McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American honors…One of five finalists for the Naismith National High School Player of the Year.

Full name is Mohamed Karlakwan Damala Bamba…Born in Harlem, NY…Son of Lancine Bamba and Aminata Johnson, who are both originally from the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) and met in New York City after each had come separately to the United States…Has one older sister, Sita Johnson, and two older brothers, Sidiki Johnson and Ibrahim Johnson…Majored in business while at Texas…Played for Team USA in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit and won a gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile

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