Category Archives: Kenya Basketball News and commentary

News, commentary and stories on Kenyan basketball

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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NCAA 2015 roundup: Suzzy and Lizzy Dimba

Suzzy and Lizzy Dimba are twin sisters who both play for the Abilene Christian University Wildcats.The  sisters, who both stand at 5’11” had very solid sophomore seasons (2014-2015). Both played pivotal at the forward position and helped steer the Wildcats … Continue reading

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Kenneth Otieno Video Highlights

Kenneth Otieno is a 6’3″ guard who plays for the University of Alberta. He has solid ball handling skills, has quick drives to the basket, easily creates his own shot and is a superb 3-point shooter when curling off screens … Continue reading

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Tylor Ongwae: Best season ever by a Kenyan in NCAA

Tyler Ongwae’s college career at the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM)  has come to a close. He has played four seasons in NCAA college basketball, two for Ranger College and two for the University of Louisiana Monroe. In his senior … Continue reading

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Bush Wamukota, 1st Kenyan ever in NCAA sweet 16

Bush Wamukota, a 7 foot center from Bungoma county, became the first Kenyan ever to play in the NCAA tournament sweet 16. The NCAA tournament is the equivalent of the NBA playoffs. It is a single game elimination (knockout) tournament. … Continue reading

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Kenneth Otieno voted MVP of Wesmen classic

Guard Kenneth Otieno is having a stellar year playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears. On Tuesday December 30, he led the Alberta Golden Bears won their fourth Wesmen Classic University Championship with a thrilling 64-62 victory over the … Continue reading

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JP Nyadaro settles in Canadian League

On August of 2014, John Paul Nyadaro was drafted by the Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada. He was selected with the 5th pick of the second round and was the 13th overall pick. He … Continue reading

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