Mo Bamba is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. He is a New Yorker and he plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Philadelphia 76ers. He also used to play for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic.

Player Profile

Mohamed Karlakwan Damala Bamba was born on May 12, 1998, in New York City, New York. His full name is Mohamed Fakaba Bamba. He stands 213 cm and his last listed weight is 105 kg. He shoots with his right and he holds the position of center.

His parents are immigrants from the Ivory Coast. His older brother Sidki Johnson played college basketball. So did his brother Ibrahim Bamba.

Team 205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers
Position Center
Height / weight 2.13 m / 105 kg
Born 12 May 1998
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 2023 - present
215 orlando magic Orlando 2018 - 2023
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 2023

Mo Bamba became interested in basketball at a young age.

High School and College Career

He attended an all-boys boarding school for his eighth and ninth grades. When he graduated, he attended Westtown School. In 2017, he played in the McDonald’s All-American Game. He was also in the Nike Hoop Summit.

In his senior year, he was one of the top recruits in his school and received a number of offers. Some of the colleges that offered him scholarships include Duke, the University of Texas, and the University of Michigan. He committed to play for Texas.

While in college, he was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team and the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.

In 2018, he decided to forgo his remaining three college seasons and declared for the NBA.

Professional Career

He was drafted into the league by the Orlando Magic during the 2018 NBA Draft. At nearly 7 feet and 1 inch tall, he was one of the tallest recruits that year.

He debuted for the Magic in October 2018. In February 2023, he was traded by the Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers. Later, he signed to play for the Philadelphia 76ers in the same year.

Career Highlights

  • 2018 - Second-team All-Big 12
  • 2018 - Big 12 All-Defensive Team
  • 2018 - Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
  • 2017 - McDonald’s All-American

Medal Record, Men’s basketball, representing the United States

  • Gold - 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Chile

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