This article will answer every question you have about Mo Bamba. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Bamba do for a living?
- Who are Bamba’s parents and siblings?
- What are Bamba’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Bamba married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Bamba have any children?
- Where is Bamba now?
- How tall is Bamba?
- How much money does Bamba earn?
- What is Bamba’s net worth?
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Who is Mo Bamba?
Mohamed Karlakwan Damala Bamba abbreviated as Mo Bamba is a professional American Basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA (National Basketball Association). While at college, he played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns. Because of his 7ft 10 in (2.93m) wingspan, he was highly regarded by scouts. He was considered one of the top high school prospects for the class of 2017 while attending Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, New Hampshire, and Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
How Old Is Mo Bamba?
He is 24 years old as of December 2022, having been born on May 12, 1998, in New York City, New York, U.S. Bamba shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; DraconiteDragon, Summer McKeen, Madeleine McCann, Tony Hawk, Mikey Murphy, and many more.
Mo Bamba Family
Who are Mo Bamba Parents?
He was born to Lancine Bamba (Father) and Aminate Bamba (Mother).
Does Mo Bamba have Siblings?
He has two brothers by the name Sidki Johnson (born on October 12, 1992) and Ibrahim Johnson.
Mo Bamba Education
He received his high school education at Cardigan Mountain High School and then transferred to Westtown School. After high school, he attended The University of Texas at Austin.
Mo Bamba Marital Status
News on the internet shows that he is in a relationship with Ibby Fischer.
Mo Bamba Kids
He does not have any kids as of December 2022. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Mo Bamba Career
A High School Career
He first became interested in basketball at the age of six as he was inspired by the game’s popularity in his hometown. In eighth and ninth grade, he attended Cardigan Mountain School. After graduating from Cardigan, he went on to Westtown School. He thus averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds, and six blocks per game as a junior. Moreover, he played in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit. He was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked among the top recruits in his class. His final four schools were Kentucky, Duke, Texas, and Michigan. Ultimately, he chose to play for the University of Texas for his college career.
A College Career
On November 10, 2017, he made his official college debut against Northwestern State. In the game, he recorded 15 points and 8 rebounds in a blowout win that night. Later after eight days, he recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a blowout win against Lipscomb. On December 30, he recorded a season-high 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 blocks in a loss to Kansas. He would then record a then-season-high 16 rebounds with 10 points on New Year’s Day 2018 in a 74-70 overtime win over Iowa State.
On January 27, 2018, he recorded a new career-high in points scored with 25 points scored with 15 rebounds in an 85-72 win over Ole Miss. He would then record a new career-high 18 rebounds with 10 points scored in a 77-66 win over #23 ranked Oklahoma on February 17. At the end of the regular season, he was named a member of the Big 12’s All-Newcomer Team and All-Defensive Team. As well as he was named a member of the All-Big 12 Second Team. After Texas’s loss in the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament to Nevada, he announced his intention to forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility. And thus declared for the 2018 NBA draft where he was expected to be a lottery selection.
A Professional Career
At the 2018 NBA combine, he measured nearly 7ft 1 in (2.16m) tall and measured a 7ft 10 in (2.39m) wingspan. Thus breaking the record that was previously held by current Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. At a private workout, he reportedly ran faster than most of the NBA including MVP Russel Westbrook since he had a 3.04 3/4 curt sprint. However, before the draft, he refused to work out with the Memphis Grizzlies and told them not to draft him.
A Career with the Orlando Magic (2018 to Present)
He was selected by the Orlando Magic as the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft on June 21, 2018. Officially on July 3, 2018, he signed a rookie scale contract with the Magic. On October 17, 2018, he made his professional debut, recording 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks off the bench in a 104-101 win over the Miami Heat.
He went on to score 22 points on May 3, 2021 and grabbed a then-career-high 15 rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench in a 119-112 win over the Detroit Pistons. On October 29, 2021, he grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and scored 14 points during a 110-109 loss to the Toronto Raptors. The following year on January 19, he scored a career-high 32 points on seven three-pointers made in a 123-110 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. On July 1, 2022, he re-signed with the Magic on a two-year deal.
Mo Bamba Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 7ft 0 inches (2.13m) and a weight of 105kg (231 lbs).
Mo Bamba Salary and Net Worth
He has an average salary of $6,025,106 and an estimated net worth of between $2.5 million to $5 million.