Category Archives: Kenya Basketball News and commentary

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NBA Africa tournament: Plenty of pitfalls for Kenya and Africa

  On 16th February 2019, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the top basketball league in the world, announced that it was going to partner with FIBA, the global basketball body, to create the first trans-continental professional basketball league in Africa. … Continue reading

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Dunking Olivia Ododa: First Kenyan in women’s final four

In 2019 Olivia Nelson-Ododa was a freshman at the University of Connecticut, the most successful women’s college basketball team in recent years. During the 2019 season, U-Conn once again reached the final four with Ododa playing key roles in each … Continue reading

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Ron Gombe Gundo in starting lineup at RMU

Former Strathmore University and Maseno secondary school basketball star Ronald Gombe Gundo is now playing at Robert Morris University (RMU). Popularly known as the colonials, RMU competes in the Northeast Conference within NCAA division one and is based in a … Continue reading

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Nancy Atieno Warioba starts NCAA division one career

Nancy Atieno Warioba,¬† has joined the University of Southern Florida. Warioba spent the last two seasons playing for Blinn College in the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association. Warioba, who stands at 6’3″ was a standout performer at Blinn college … Continue reading

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Zipporah (Zippy) Khasoa starts NCAA division one Career

After having completed a stellar junior college career, Zipporah (Zippy) Khasoa has embarked on her NCAA division one basketball career with the East Carolina University Pirates. She initally signed a letter of intent to join the Pirates in November of … Continue reading

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Tylor Ongwae’s professional career off to flying start

  Kenya basketball ace Tylor Okari Ongwae became a professional in August of this year when he joined Swedish second tier side Solna Vikings. Ongwae, a product of Friends school Kamusinga, Ranger college in Shreveport and the University of Louisiana … Continue reading

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Wildly inaccurate reports about Kenyan going directly to NBA

In the past few days, Kenyan television stations have been replete with false reports about a Kenyan basketball player by the name of Joseph Njeru Njuki being recruited to play for the Philadephia 76ers. Top tier news stations including KTN … Continue reading

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Tylor Ongwae starts professional career

Basketball standout Tylor Okari Ongwae will start his professional basketball career playing in Sweden. He will play for Solna Vikings, a team that features in the top Swedish league. Ongwae is well known in Kenya basketball circles. He starred for … Continue reading

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Kenya basketball could have a dynamic starting 5

The 2015 Africa basketball championships kicks off in Tunisia on August 19. Kenya will not be represented having lost out to neighbours Uganda in the qualifiers. In fact Kenya has not been at this tournament since they hosted it in … Continue reading

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2015 NCAA roundup: Joel Awich

Joel Awich is a Junior (3rd year) forward at Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University). The 6’7″ Awich, is known for his athleticism. He is most effective when in transition, where he can use his foot-speed¬† and superlative leaping ability … Continue reading

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